Following the roll out of the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (TFC) in 2018, the Fideliti Childcare scheme is now closed to new entrants. For any employees not able to join the Fideliti childcare scheme, HMRC have updated their childcare choices communications toolkit with more information for employees about the new 30 hours and tax-free childcare offers.
There are two on site day nurseries which are privately managed and fully registered by OFSTED to provide full day care for children aged 6 weeks up to 5 years and offer nursery education places for 3 and 4 year olds. Enquire direct for place availability and to arranging a visit. Lincoln County Hospital day nursery, 01522 753081 or Pilgrim Hospital day nursery, 01205 445870.
There are many companies who provide NHS staff with discounts on their products and services. ‘Staff Benefits’ , ‘Blue Light Card’ and ‘The Work Perk’ are some companies who bring discounts into one place for you to view and access.
Staff Benefits – A free service and promote offers from companies such as Apple (up to 6% off), Virgin Experience Days (up to 20% off), Alton Towers (up to 51% off), Debenhams (Up to 70% off), Vodafone (15% discount on monthly bills), BMW (save £3,736 off BMW 118i Sport 2019) , Legoland (Kids go FREE on 2020 short breaks), Pandora (50% off sparkling rings, charms & more) plus 100s of other local and national companies changing their offers daily.
Blue Light Card – This service does come with an annual cost of £5 to the user. The Blue Light Card are the home of a range of official discounts from large national retailers to local businesses across categories such as holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and many other items! BLC also allows small and large companies to get involved with offering a discount and encourage companies in local areas to offer discounts to the NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces.
This scheme, in association with Currys PC World, is intended to benefit all permanent members of staff and gives access to thousands of everyday home electronic products, through a cost effective salary sacrifice arrangement.
There is an exciting opportunity to join in the staff lottery. The lottery aims to provide benefits for staff, improve facilities, enhance healthcare with a fun and excitement. All staff on the payroll of ULHT can take part and costs just £2 per chance ( max 5 chances per month ). The payment is taken through salary deduction. There are three fantastic monthly prizes of £250, £500 and £1000 with an additional large prize of £8500 towards a car in December.
We’re delighted to announce Salary Finance as a new ULHT staff benefit that could help reduce financial stress by making money matters simple. Salary Finance is now available to all permanent members of staff and provides the following:
- Borrow: employee loans repaid from your salary. An affordable loan could be used to pay off expensive debt and save you money. Representative Rate 9.9% APR (fixed).
- Save: savings with contributions made direct from your salary – helping you to save without the hassle
- Learn: tools and tips to help you manage money better.
- Advance: the ability to get paid when you need it, and more often than just on payday. This can help avoid short term high cost debt like using overdrafts, credit cards or payday loans.
- Help to save: this provides the option to earn bonus payments on your savings to encourage long-term saving and financial planning. If you save the maximum of £50 a month through this scheme, you could get up to £1,200 in bonuses over four years.
Important: This is an option, not a recommendation. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust does not benefit from offering this service and all your communications will be with Salary Finance. Applications will be assessed to ensure the loan is appropriate and affordable for you. References to “Salary Finance” means Salary Finance Limited (acting as credit broker and servicer) and each of its associated and/or group companies, including Salary Finance Loans Limited (acting as lender).
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