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Childcare voucher debate

The upcoming changes to Childcare Tax Vouchers will affect millions of families and thousands of companies across the UK. In the first of our ‘InsideHR’ webinars we look at the proposed changes, how they will impact employers and employees in the UK as well as the strategies available to keep your staff informed and involved. We also take a look at the products & services available on the market and how these can be used to offer parents the support they need to fund their childcare requirements as well as alternatives for engaging your working parents in the post-voucher world.
Recorded Mar 26 2015 39 mins
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James Marsh, Symposium; Ben Black, My Family Care; Gareth Ashley-Jones, AJ Consulting Services; Julie Barker, Care4
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