East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs has urged constituents to ensure that the are registered for Childcare Vouchers with the scheme due to close to new entrants on 4th October 2018. This could mean that new parents and working families not registered before then, in addition to those who switch jobs after October, stand to lose out on up to £933 each year.
Roy Beggs MLA said “It is important that the message gets out to the community that the 6 month extension from March 2018 is coming to an end and the deadline for new entrants is fast approaching. I would urge working parent constituents to contact the Employers for Childcare charity helpline 0800 028 3008 or email email@example.com.”
A Spokesperson from Employers for Childcare said “Some parents have less than 4 weeks to register so it’s imperative that we make as many working parents aware that they must register now and make one salary sacrifice before 4th October. This is the last chance for many working parents here to register with the scheme. Working parents who received a personal benefit check from us last year gained an average of £4,130 as a result of their call.”