Month: September 2017

Back to School: how do Childcare Vouchers work?

September 6, 2017 @ 11:13 am by Sarah Cullingworth

As the kids go back to school, parents across the UK will be breathing a huge sigh of relief – with the last minute rush to get new uniforms, shoes, and stationery, you may also be a feeling a little weary and a whole lot poorer.

 

And as if the cost of all that wasn’t enough, many have the extra cost of after school clubs and breakfast clubs! That’s where Childcare Vouchers come in – not only can they be used to help towards nursery fees, but you can benefit from …Read More

Donating to charity? How to get the most out of what you give!

September 5, 2017 @ 9:36 am by Neil Ormesher

Today is the United Nation’s International Day of Charity, so we thought we’d do a quick guide to tax relief when donating to charity. Most of us have heard of Gift Aid, but do you know how it actually works? And did you know that there are various other ways you can get tax relief on what you give? Let’s take a look:

 

Gift Aid

The most common method of claiming back tax on donations is the government’s Gift Aid scheme. Through Gift Aid any charity you donate to can claim a …Read More

Fancy winning £100K? Some things are too good to be true – is your payroll provider?

September 1, 2017 @ 2:57 pm by Victoria Iredale

Have you ever thought something was too good to be true? Like when you get a free scratch card in the paper telling you you’ve won £100,000, yet looking at the T&Cs it costs £5 per minute to call and there’s only one top prize to be won. So after 15 long minutes on the phone, speaking to an automated voice recording, you end up winning a £20 voucher for a garden centre that is 30 miles away from your 3rd floor flat. All in all, you’ve lost £55 and …Read More