Benefits: exemptions: other childcare and childcare vouchers: availability to all employees: relevant low-paid employees
Section 318A(5) ITEPA 2003 and section 36 FA 2011
Relevant low-paid employees
Condition C may be regarded as met if the scheme that the employer has in place for providing childcare vouchers does not allow relevant low-paid employees to take part because it involves either
- relevant salary sacrifice arrangements, or
- relevant flexible remuneration arrangements.
Both relevant salary sacrifice arrangements and relevant flexible remuneration arrangements involve the employee agreeing to a reduced amount of salary or wages in return for the employer providing childcare vouchers.
Relevant low-paid employees are those for who their salary or wages are at a rate that cannot be reduced by the full amount required for participation in a salary sacrifice or flexible remuneration arrangement because the resulting salary or wage would be likely to fall below the national minimum wage.