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We are constantly updating our news section with industry related news.

Significant Rise in Cost of Childcare

Recent research conducted by the Daycare Trust revealed that the cost of childcare for under two's has soared by 5.8 per cent and those with children over the age of two are paying 3.9 per cent more.

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Work-Life Balance

A recent ICM poll of 5,000 UK employees, commissioned by the Guardian on behalf of Unum, found that basic work-life benefits were among those respondents rated highest.

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£8.5 billion lost in unclaimed benefits

A recent report by  unbiased.co.uk  has reported that failure to claim all available credits will mean UK taxpayers, low income families and pensioners will give up over £8.5 billion in the current tax year.

Many people are not aware of what they are entitled to resulting in unnecessary tax overpayments and valuable benefits not claimed.

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Schools Out for Summer!

At EYV (Early Years Vouchers) we are always looking to provide our clients with the best service possible and with the school holidays fast approaching we have produced some marketing material to keep the childcare voucher benefit in the minds of parents and help them plan ahead and manage the work/life balance.

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EYVL Team are "On Fire"

Yes, it's official, the Early Years Vouchers team are willing to walk over hot coals for you having successfully completed a charity firewalk on Friday 13 th  May 2011.

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Minimum wage increases

The current rates can be accessed by following the link below, but the main rate is £6.08 - going to £6.19 October 2012

 Go to National Minimum Wage website here for full details

Additional Paternity Leave and Pay

The government has announced its intention to introduce Additional Paternity Leave and Pay for fathers of children due on or after 3 April 2011.  Click here for the full story

Updated from Sheppards Chartered Accountants