Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

Book of the Month

Cover of Drafting Commercial Agreements

Drafting Commercial Agreements

Price: £110.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Lowe legislation jp
Sealy millman 2018 jp
Desmith out now
Luba housing

System Upgrade

Due to an overnight system upgrade eBook orders will not be processed between 10pm on 18/06/18 and 9am on 19/06/18. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Hide this message

Childcare Choices and Costs: A Practical Guide to Employment and Tax Issues

ISBN13: 9781904905295
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.95

Low stock.

This book is primarily for parents looking for a source of information which compares the different types of childcare available in the UK. It provides information on the financial consequences, commitments and obligations that come with each of the different forms of childcare.

Employers should find the book useful because of the employment tax consequences of childcare benefits, and the variety of childcare concerns brought to HR, relating to a wide range of employees. Employers who value their employees and seek to be both considerate and fair will want to know how they can help in childcare matters in the most cost-effective and tax-efficient manner.

Childcare professionals may find some aspects of this book useful, such as the section on expenses and accounts for child minders. Nannies may be interested in understanding how much their net salary package actually costs their employers. The book should also help childcare providers to benchmark their service, and understand the financial consequences for parents, and themselves, of certain payments and benefits. Parents, as employees with children face a dichotomy: on the one hand they have a contractual obligation to their employer and frequently have a strong, personal investment in their career or profession; on the other hand, the duty of care and the desire to do the best for their children is paramount. Many parents are fully alive to their dual responsibilities and are extremely grateful for any support offered to them by their employer and indeed, their colleagues. If friction arises, it is invariably when childcare arrangements break down, or where there is a lack of understanding or communication.

This book seeks to set out not only the various options available to parents, with the concomitant potential costs and obligations, but also to discuss alternative and back up arrangements. Many sources of information on childcare focus on new parents and their babies. While this is a critical time when parents seek advice, the childcare arrangements suitable for a couple with a baby may be very different from those for a single parent with school aged children. In this publication, consideration is given to childcare for babies through to teenagers.

Alison Haynes has been a tax partner in a leading firm of accountants for more than 17 years and has provided tax advice to her clients for over 30 years with a strong focus on employment taxes both from UK and international perspectives. Alison is married with two children and therefore has first-hand experience of being a working parent and needing childcare.

Employment Law, Taxation

1. Introduction and overview
2. Nurseries
3. Childminders
4. Au Pairs
5. Family and Friends
6. Nannies
7. Nannies or employed child carers pay and benefits
8. Employer supported aspects of child care
9. Working Abroad
10. Employment Status
11. Nanny Contracts
12. Self-Employed Child Carers’ Tax Position
13. Nanny Salary Indicator
14. Miscellaneous

Appendix 1 Glossary
Appendix 2 NIC Rates
Appendix 3 Useful contacts and sources of information