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									Salary Sacrifice Scheme for Childcare Vouchers




SCHEME GUIDE for Employees


  Page 2   Introduction to the Salary Sacrifice Scheme

  Page 7   Procedure to join the Salary Sacrifice Scheme

  Page 10 Notes & Details of Registered & Approved Care

  Page 13 Notes & Details re: Termination by the University

  Page 14 Additional Benefits of joining the Scheme

  Page 15 Completing an Amendment of Terms Form

  Page 16 Scheme Expressions
1.     Introduction
1.1 Background to the Scheme

The University of Greenwich has introduced a Salary Sacrifice Scheme for
employees, which offers Childcare Vouchers – a simple and cost effective way of
helping you save money on the cost of your childcare. Childcare Vouchers are tax
and National Insurance exempt for employees, and you can elect to receive vouchers
up to the value of £55 per week £243 per month).

The University recognises that employees need flexible pre-school and out-of-school
childcare of a type and in a location most convenient to them. The Scheme enables
employees to choose their own carer and to have their childcare costs reduced by
using Childcare Vouchers.

The process of taking part of your gross salary as a non-cash benefit such as
Childcare Vouchers is termed a Salary Sacrifice. This Scheme Guide provides
information on how to apply to join the Scheme and benefit from using Childcare
Vouchers, how to make changes to the value of salary which you choose to sacrifice,
and how to withdraw from the Scheme.

You can choose to receive your Childcare Vouchers as a paper voucher or through
an online electronic account.
The Scheme will be administered on behalf of the University by Accor Services, one
of the UK‟s leading providers of employee benefits.


1.2 Scope of the Scheme
The Scheme will be available to all employees of the University, subject to the
employee eligibility criteria which are detailed below. The Scheme will be effective
from December 2008 payroll and you can enrol from November 2008.


1.3 Joining the Scheme
To join the Scheme, you will need to enter into a Salary Sacrifice Agreement with the
University. This is a variation to your contract of employment, showing that you
agree to a change to your terms and conditions of employment. The Agreement
shows that you have agreed to take part of your monthly salary as a non-cash benefit
in each payroll period, in the form of Childcare Vouchers, provided that sufficient
salary is available to “sacrifice” in the payroll period. This means that your monthly
gross salary will be reduced by the amount you have chosen. If you do not have
sufficient salary to sacrifice in a particular payroll period, then there will be no
sacrifice and you will not receive childcare      vouchers.
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The Salary Sacrifice Agreement is made by visiting the Accor Services website and
completing an online form. It will then be processed by Accor Services and
forwarded to the University immediately after each calendar month-end. You will
normally receive your first childcare vouchers during the next month. The
Agreement will commence when accepted by the University and the first salary
sacrifice has taken place. Accor Services are the administrators of your Agreement,
and will provide and administer the vouchers on behalf of the University.

Although the most efficient and speedy method of enrolment is to use the website
described above, you can telephone the Accor Services Helpdesk to request a paper
Salary Sacrifice Agreement form if you do not have internet access. The Accor
Services Helpdesk telephone number is shown at the bottom of this page. If
completing a paper form, you must return the signed paper form, and that form must
be received by Accor Services, the administrators of the Scheme, before an
application can be processed. Employees should keep a copy of the Salary Sacrifice
Agreement and terms and conditions for their own records.


1.4 Savings
Childcare Vouchers up to £55 per week (£243 per month) are exempt from tax and
National Insurance contributions (NICs) and you will therefore make a saving.
The overall level of saving will depend on the amount of the Salary Sacrifice you
choose (from £20 to £243 per monthly). In many cases, though not all, for an
individual taking a Salary Sacrifice of £243 per monthly period over a year (i.e. that a
valid Salary Sacrifice Agreement is in place during that period and that there is
sufficient salary in each payroll period from which to make the “sacrifice”), the annual
saving on income tax and National Insurance is likely to be between £904 (for a
lower rate taxpayer) and £1195 (for a higher rate tax payer).
These tax and NICs exemptions apply per employee and are not linked to the child or
children. So, for example, if both parents of a child work for an organisation which
operates the Scheme, each can use the respective organisation‟s own Scheme and
both parent will therefore benefit from the savings.


1.5 Eligibility Criteria
To benefit from the Scheme you must meet some basic criteria -
i) Childcare Vouchers can only be used to obtain care for a child (or children) who :-
          is a child or stepchild of the employee at whose expense, either in full or
           in part, the child is maintained, or
          is resident either full or part-time with the employee and for whom the
           employee has parental responsibility

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ii) Childcare Vouchers can only be used to help meet the costs of childcare :-
         up to 1st September after the child‟s 15th birthday (or 1st September after
             the child‟s 16th birthday if he/she has a disability);
         where the childcare is provided by a registered or approved carer
iii) You must be an employee of The University and paid through the University
     payroll

There is no minimum period of prior employment service required in order to join the
Scheme, though you cannot join the Scheme if you expect to stop being employed by
the University within 1 month of submitting a Salary Sacrifice Agreement.
You must ensure that the information you provide is accurate and up to date. You
must also ensure that you immediately notify the University of any subsequent
changes in the details provided as part of the Salary Sacrifice Agreement and you
must also notify the University if you no longer meet the eligibility criteria for the
Scheme.


1.6 Using the vouchers
Childcare Vouchers can be used as and when required e.g. if you only have
childcare costs in the school holidays then the Childcare Vouchers can be stored for
use during this time of the year. However, if you hold unused vouchers and you
leave the employment of the University you agree as a condition of entering
into the Salary Sacrifice Agreement to use any outstanding vouchers within 3
months.
Please note that you cannot exchange for cash/pay any Childcare Vouchers already
received as part of the Salary Sacrifice. Childcare Vouchers, once received, can be
used only to pay in part or in full for childcare services provided by a qualifying carer,
for a qualifying child.
When joining the scheme, you will be asked to choose the method by which you
receive your Childcare Vouchers value - either as a paper voucher or as an
electronic credit available to access from your own online voucher account.
Electronic vouchers are the more usual format – your carer will simply receive
payment from Accor Services in response to the online or automated telephone
payment requests you make. Electronic vouchers do not carry any expiry date, and
unlike paper vouchers there is no risk of postal delay.
When using an electronic voucher online account, you are provided with -
   Full statement history – vouchers received, vouchers used & balance
   Selection of multiple carers
   Single payment request option
   Repeated payment request option (a “standing order”)
   Change password

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   Contact Accor Helpdesk


Paper vouchers are suitable if you prefer not to use the online or automated
telephone services. However, you should note that you will need to physically pass
each paper voucher to your carer. Your carer is then responsible for making a
“voucher claim” to Accor Services. Paper vouchers have an expiry date, 12 months
from the date of issue.


1.7 Details of Salary Sacrifice
A Salary Sacrifice, under the Terms & Conditions of Salary Sacrifice offered by The
University, allows you to give up the right to receive part of the cash pay due under
your contract of employment with The University. This is done in return for the
University providing you with Childcare Vouchers. The „sacrifice‟ is achieved by
formally varying your terms and conditions of employment relating to each monthly
payroll period.

The Salary Sacrifice Agreement, which forms that variation in your terms &
conditions of employment, defines that a sacrifice will not take place, and that the
childcare vouchers will not be provided, in any payroll period in which there is
insufficient gross qualifying salary from which to make the sacrifice. Qualifying salary
is that which is payable to you each month above the National Minimum Wage and
Lower Earning Limit, and which is not a statutory payable benefit such as Statutory
Sick Pay or Statutory Maternity both of which the Employer is obliged to provide as
cash pay in all cases.

     Example of effect upon salary:
     If an employee‟s monthly gross salary is £1,000, and he or she decides
     to sacrifice £100 per payroll period then the resulting agreement is to
     take a reduced annual salary of £900 per payroll period plus a benefit of
     Childcare Vouchers to the value of £100. In practice this means that
     employees who join the Scheme will take reduced cash salary and
     receive Childcare Vouchers of the equivalent value.

     The reduction in salary, as requested by the employee when completing
     the Salary Sacrifice Agreement, can be any amount from a minimum of
     £20 per month up to a maximum of £220 per four-week period (provided
     that this does not result in the employee receiving less salary than the
     National Minimum Wage or Lower Earnings Limit).

     Please note that in this example salary related payments such as
     overtime, shift pay or bonus would be based on the “reference salary” of
     £1,000 per payroll period (in this example).



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1.7 Changing or terminating your Salary Sacrifice Agreement
The Salary Sacrifice Agreement is a formal commitment between you and The
University.
The Agreement will run for an Initial Period of 12 months, during which time you
cannot normally terminate the Agreement or change the sacrifice value.
After that Initial Period –
            o    you can apply to terminate the Agreement with one month‟s
                 written notice to the University
            o    you can apply to change the sacrifice value with one month‟s
                 written notice to the University. However, you will need to have
                 experienced a change in your personal circumstances which
                 affects your childcare requirements (referred to as a “lifestyle
                 change”) and confirm that change to the University.
You will need to complete an Amendment of Terms Form, copies of which can be
obtained online or by telephone from Accor Services, to make an application to
change or terminate the Salary Sacrifice Agreement, and to confirm your “lifestyle
change” where necessary.
                Lifestyle Change events which will normally be accepted by the
                University are -
                 Stopping work to go on maternity leave;
                 Long term absence resulting in a reduction in salary;
                 Marriage/divorce/separation/relationship breakdown;
                 Change to place of work/significant change in role which has
                    impact on work pattern, travel arrangements or otherwise
                    impacts on childcare arrangements;
                 Birth or adoption of child;
                 Death of a partner or dependent;
                 Significant change to contractual hours;
                 Significant change in financial situation;
                 A period of special leave or a career break

All requests for termination or change of sacrifice value will be accepted at the
discretion of the University, following safe receipt of an Amendment of Terms Form
by Accor Services. See section 6, below – “Completing an Amendment of Terms
Form”.




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2. Procedure to join the Salary Sacrifice Scheme


2.1 Before joining
There are a number of issues that you should consider before deciding to sacrifice
salary for Childcare Vouchers. In particular, your attention is drawn to the impact of
the Scheme on pay, tax credits, statutory benefits and pension.
You must consider these matters carefully and take any necessary independent
additional advice before making an application to join the Scheme. Please note that
Accor Services does not provide financial advice.
However, any queries about using Childcare Vouchers and how the Scheme
operates for you and your carer should be directed to the Accor Services Helpdesk.
The Helpdesk telephone number is shown at the foot of this page. The Accor
Services website also provides useful information about Childcare Vouchers:
www.childcarevouchers.co.uk.
The Tax and NI Savings Calculator is also available through the Accor Services
website www.childcarevouchers.co.uk and can be used to calculate how much you
can save based on your own circumstances. You will need to enter the University
Scheme ID to gain access to this Calculator. This Scheme ID is UNIV8546


         Working out how much to sacrifice each four-week period
         To help decide how much salary to sacrifice each month you
         should:-
         a)    calculate the total amount spent on childcare annually;
         b)    divide this figure by 13

         You are agreeing to sacrifice the same amount each four-week
         payroll period, up to £220.

         Example: 6 weeks use of holiday play group during summer for
         2 children @ £150 per week per child = Total annual cost £1800.
         £1800 divided by 13 = £138 sacrifice value
         The sacrifice value cannot include pence - for example, £138
         per four-week period is acceptable, but not £138.50.




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2.1.1 Joining the Scheme
Here are the key actions –

          -    Use the internet to visit www.childcarevouchers.co.uk
          -    Click “Parents” from the top of the Home Page screen .
          -    On the resulting new screen, click “Join Now” from the lower left of
               the screen.
          -    Enter The University unique Scheme ID – UNIV8546
          -    Provide your Payroll Number and then choose a 4-digit PIN
          -    Choose either a monthly paper voucher, or online electronic voucher
               value
          -    Provide the details requested on-screen and agree to the Terms &
               Conditions
          -    Complete the SUBMIT screen in full, following all instructions. This is
               an online agreement – you should not SUBMIT unless you wish to
               enter into a Salary Sacrifice Agreement with the University.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can telephone the Accor Services
Helpdesk to request a paper Salary Sacrifice Agreement form. The Helpdesk
telephone number is shown at the bottom of this page. You should quote the
Scheme ID shown above, when telephoning. If completing a paper form, you must
return the signed paper form, and that form must be received by Accor Services, the
administrators of the Scheme, before an application can be processed. Employees
should keep a copy of the Salary Sacrifice Agreement and terms and conditions for
their own records.

You should provide your email address on the relevant page during online
enrolment. This will be used by Accor Services if they have any query
regarding your application.   Delay in processing your Salary Sacrifice
Agreement may occur if you do not provide an email address.




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2.2 Child Carers

Employees can pay any number of different Carers through the Scheme. You can
only use your Childcare Vouchers if the Carer is affiliated with Accor Services and
holds current valid certification as a registered or approved Carer with a body
recognised by HMRC.

If you choose to receive your Childcare Vouchers as a monthly paper voucher, you
will give that voucher to your carer, who will then return it to Accor Services for
reimbursement (or make a claim online), and Accor Services will send payment direct
to your carer.

If you choose to receive your Childcare Vouchers as a monthly electronic online
voucher value, you can simply make single or automatically repeated payment
requests from your PC, and Accor Services will send payment direct to your carer.


It is strongly recommended that you contact your Carer when you first decide to
receive Childcare Vouchers and take the following action –

              o    Check if your Carer already holds an Accor Services account
                   number (and can therefore receive payments in respect of
                   childcare vouchers).

              o    If the Carer already has an Accor Services account number ask
                   the Carer to confirm that number to you. It will be required in
                   order for you to use your vouchers as payment to the carer.

              o    Alternatively, if the provider does not hold an Accor Services
                   account       number,      ask    the     Provider      to    visit
                   www.childcarevouchers.co.uk and complete an online Affiliation
                   Form – Providers should click on CHILDCARE PROVIDERS on
                   the home page of that website, then select ACCEPT
                   VOUCHERS. Employees and Carers should note that Carers
                   will also need to provide a copy of their registration or approval
                   certificate to Accor Services before they can receive payment in
                   respect of tax-exempt childcare vouchers.

              o    If your Carer does not have web access, or does not wish to
                   complete an online form, then the Accor Services Helpdesk will
                   be pleased to provide by post, upon request from the employee
                   or the provider, a paper-format Provider Affiliation Form. The
                   Helpdesk telephone number is shown at the bottom of this page.

              o    You will need to follow the above process for any other provider
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                      you choose in the future, and who is to be paid with Childcare
                      Vouchers.

                 o    You do not need to notify your employer if you change your
                      provider, as Accor Services will report to your employer the
                      name and registration number of providers who receive payment
                      in respect of your vouchers.




3.       NOTES & DETAILS of Registered & Approved Childcare

Registered
Childcare provided away from the child‟s home must be registered:
         In England and Wales for children up to and including 7 years;
         In Scotland for children up to and including age 16;
         In Northern Ireland for children up to 12;
Voluntary registration is also available for people who care for children aged 8 and
over, home based carers such as nannies and other providers not currently required
to register.
A registered childminder, nursery or childcare scheme is one that is registered in:
         England, by OFSTED or the Social Care Inspection Commission;
         Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (through the Care Standards
          Inspectorate for Wales);
         Scotland by the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care;
         Northern Ireland, by a Health and Social Services Trust.

Approved
The Childcare Approval Scheme (CAS) currently operates in WALES only and is
approved by a body acting under the authority of the Secretary of State. It was set up
to approve individual carers providing unregulated childcare, such as nannies or au-
pairs working in the parent‟s home, and childminders for children aged over seven.
Separately, Ofsted provide a voluntary Ofsted childcare register for childcare
providers in England.
The approval scheme, and voluntary register are not obligatory in respect of caring
for children. However, eligible childcare providers will not be able to receive
payment in respect of Childcare Vouchers if they do not choose to join the approval

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scheme or voluntary Ofsted childcare register.


Under these schemes, a childcare provider must provide to the certification body:
   Either a recognised childcare qualification, or prove attendance at a childcare
    induction course;
   an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check;
   a valid First Aid Certificate relevant to the care of children;
   confirmation of being aged 18 or over.

In the case of the voluntary Ofsted childcare register, childcare providers must also
hold current Public Liability insurance.

Employees will at all times be responsible for ensuring that the childcare provider is
suitable to care for their children and should take references and check for particular
training or experience as appropriate. Employees must also check on the
registered and approved status of their chosen childcare provider in advance
of entering into a Salary Sacrifice Agreement in respect of Childcare Vouchers.

In the event that an employee becomes aware that the registration or approval status
of their Carer changes, they should immediately advise the University. Childcare
Voucher payments will not be made by Accor Services to Carers who are not
registered or approved, irrespective of whether such providers send Childcare
Vouchers for reimbursement.
Further information can be found at www.surestart.gov.uk/childcareapproval or by
calling 08457 678 111.


Types of childcare valid for payment with Childcare Vouchers, subject at all
times to holding valid registration or approval certification -


       Registered childminders, nurseries and play schemes;
       Out of hours clubs on school premises run by a school or local authority;
       Childcare Schemes run by school governing bodies under the extended
        school Scheme;
       Childcare Scheme run by approved providers, for example, an out of hours
        Scheme or a provider approved under a Ministry of Defence accreditation
        Scheme;
       In England only, childcare provided in the child‟s own home by a person*
        approved to care for the child or children;
       In England only, childcare given away from the child‟s own home by a person
        approved to care for the child or children aged 8 or over;
       In England only, childcare given in the child‟s own home* by a domiciliary
        worker or nurse from a registered              agency who cares for the child
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       or children;
      In Scotland only, any childcare, including out of school care, regulated by the
       Care Commission;
      In Scotland only, childcare given in the child‟s own home* by (or introduced
       through) childcare agencies, including sitter services or nanny agencies,
       which must be registered;
      Approved foster carers (the care must be for a child who is not the foster
       carer‟s child)

* Childcare provided in the child’s own home will not qualify if the person approved to
give that care is a relative of the child, even if that person is registered or approved
* Childcare provided away from the child’s home will not qualify if the person
approved to give the care is related to the child and does not look after unrelated
children.




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4. NOTES & DETAILS of circumstances leading to termination
of a Salary Sacrifice Agreement by the University

The University will terminate an employee‟s Salary Sacrifice Agreement if -
          an employee ceases to be an employee of the University and/or
           ceases to be paid through the University payroll;
          an employee is suspected of fraudulent or inappropriate use of
           the Scheme.

These are referred to as “Terminating Events”. In the payroll period of a Terminating
Event an employee will only receive Childcare Vouchers if their salary for that payroll
period (up to the Terminating Event) is sufficient to meet the Salary Sacrifice (and
this would not result in their salary falling below the National Minimum Wage (NMW)
or Lower Earnings Limit (LEL)). If their salary is insufficient, no sacrifice will be made
for that payroll period.
          Following cessation of employment, employees will continue to
           be able to use any Childcare Vouchers for a period of 3 months
           from the date of the Terminating Event.     In the event of a
           Terminating Event linked to fraudulent or inappropriate use of
           the Scheme, the University shall determine whether the
           employee shall continue to have access to Childcare Vouchers
           beyond the date of the Terminating Event.


4.5 Fraudulent or inappropriate use of the Scheme/provision of incorrect
information
If an employee is suspected of fraudulent or inappropriate use of the Scheme
(including but not limited to the provision of false information, the use of Childcare
Vouchers other than in accordance with the Scheme, failing to provide the University
with updated information which would affect eligibility requirements etc), such
conduct can lead to:

   a Terminating Event (see above);
   HM Revenue & Customs and/or the University seeking to recover from the
    employee any tax and National Insurance that should have been charged on the
    Childcare Vouchers provided to date and
   disciplinary action against the employee, which could result in dismissal.

Even if the employee‟s conduct falls short of fraudulent activity or misconduct, if it is
discovered that an employee‟s application to join the Scheme did not or does not
meet the eligibility requirements, HM Revenue & Customs and/or the University may
seek to recover from the employee any tax and National Insurance that should have
been charged on the Salary Sacrifice.
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5. Additional benefits from joining the Scheme
When joining the Scheme you will be able to take advantage of the extensive range
of help and support available from „Familylife Solutions’, provided by Accor Services.
Details will be provided at the time your first vouchers are due, as part of the Parent
Welcome Pack sent to your home address.

This is a freephone telephone information service that can provide help with a range
of issues relating to childcare, eldercare and disability care. Trained advisors are
available who can call upon a national network of organisations and services
covering every aspects of family care including -
        Parenting                        Family
           Behavioural Problems             Stress
           Childcare                        Benefits
           Daycare                          Divorce Issues
           Health                           Combining      work    with
                                              caring
           Holiday Clubs                    Home Help
           Lone Parenting                   Bereavement
           Nannies                          Nursing Home
           Nurseries                        Respite Care
           Out of School                    Sheltered Housing
           Pre and Post Natal               Terminal Illness
            Issues
           Residential Care




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6. Completing an Amendment of Terms Form
You may choose to apply to the University to either modify the sacrifice value in a
current Salary Sacrifice Agreement, or to terminate that agreement. This is done by
completing an Amendment of Terms Form and posting the original signed
document directly to Accor Services.
Employees should note that an Amendment of Terms Form is accepted entirely at
the discretion of the University (after being physically presented to Accor Services, as
the administrators).
Following an employee’s application to terminate the Agreement, and the
University subsequent acceptance, the University may not agree to enter into a
new Salary Sacrifice Agreement within the same financial year. Employees
should therefore not seek to terminate the Salary Sacrifice Agreement as a
means by which to temporarily cease to receive Childcare Vouchers.




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7. Scheme expressions


Accor Services            Childcare Vouchers Ltd trading as Accor Services
                          UK. The organisation providing the infrastructure
                          and administration of the Scheme on behalf of the
                          University.


Agreement                 The Salary Sacrifice Agreement between the
                          employer and the employee. The Agreement is
                          effected by the employee using an online
                          application system to provide related information
                          and to read and agree to the terms and conditions
                          of the Agreement. The Agreement will become
                          binding from the date of the first salary sacrifice
                          carried out by the employer, at the employer‟s
                          discretion. Full details of the employee‟s online
                          submission will be available to, and held by the
                          employer. On-screen instructions are given and
                          must be followed in order to enter into the
                          Agreement.


Childcare Vouchers        The non-cash benefit provided by the University
                          through the Scheme. The benefit will only be
                          provided in a period in which the employee has
                          sufficient qualifying salary from which the sacrifice
                          can be made.


Amended salary            The new level of gross salary after a reduction
                          from original salary. Also referred to as reduced
                          salary.


Reference Salary          The employee‟s gross salary before any
                          reductions are made, represented by a monthly or
                          an annual figure.


Childcare Provider        The registered or approved childcare provider
                          (“Carer”) named by the employee on the Salary

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                                Sacrifice Agreement, and to whom Childcare
                                Vouchers will be presented by the employee.
                                Employees may use alternative or additional
                                Carers after the start of the agreement and
                                present Childcare Vouchers to the Carer. In all
                                cases, the Carer must be affiliated with Accor
                                Services. Employees must obtain the Carer‟s
                                Accor Services Account Number direct from the
                                Carer, in order to make an online payment
                                request.


(Salary) Sacrifice Value        The amount of pay given up by the employee.
                                This will normally be equal to the amount they will
                                receive as a benefit in the form of Childcare
                                Vouchers under the Scheme, such benefit to be
                                provided at all times as defined in the Terms &
                                Conditions of Salary Sacrifice.


The Scheme                      The Childcare Voucher scheme offered to
                                employees by the University, and administered by
                                Childcare Vouchers Ltd trading as Accor Services
                                on behalf of the University.


SCHEME ID                       This is the 8-character code issued to The
                                University by Accor Services, for use by
                                employees who wish to enter a Salary Sacrifice
                                Agreement, using the online service. Also for use
                                by employees who wish to use the Tax Estimator
                                provided online by Accor Services on their
                                website childcarevouchers.co.uk


Terms & Conditions              These are the basis of the Salary Sacrifice
                                Agreement between the employee and the
                                University. Employees can view or print them
                                using the online Salary Sacrifice Agreement
                                website.     The terms and conditions include
                                definitions of the rights and obligations of the
                                employee and the employer. The employee must
                                read        and agree to these conditions.

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