CIPP and CIPD joint survey on Tax-Free Childcare delivery model

18 June 2014

The Tax-Free Childcare: consultation on childcare account provision has been published to seek views on options for the government to deliver Tax-Free Childcare itself, through National Savings and Investments (NS&I), or within HMRC or via other account provider options.

Publishing this consultation means that all interested parties will have had an opportunity to comment on all of the options for account provision across public and private sectors.

Whilst there is no mandatory role for employers, we are aware that some employers may wish to provide support to their employees by making deductions from net pay which will then be paid over to account providers. In this instance, a software solution will be required, which may be found in existing payroll software or it may have additional data requirements.

The CIPP Policy team and the CIPD have put together a very brief survey to gather any views from interested parties. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and will close on 20 June 2014.

The government will consider responses to this consultation alongside the response to the previous consultation before it makes its final decision on the provision of childcare accounts.

Full details of account provider options can be found in the original Tax-Free Childcare: consultation on design and operation(published August 2013). You can also read the government’s subsequent response.