Pensions and benefits

Updated 22 February 2021

Staff benefits

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers will continue to be deducted from salary in the normal way. If you wish to reduce or cease vouchers, please contact Kiddivouchers or make amendments via your on-line account. However please be aware that if you stop your vouchers in full and have a break of more than 52 weeks, it will not be possible to re-start them. This is because the childcare voucher scheme has now closed and we are not able to admit new or previous scheme members. If your childcare provider has been closed as a result of COVID-19 and you will have no future need for childcare after the summer, then in these exceptional circumstances you can request a refund of any unused vouchers that have been bought in this tax year. Please contact the Staff Benefits team in the first instance (, with a summary of the reasons for your refund request.


Please see our commuting and travel to campus page for information about:

  • Ticket extensions for unused Mcards during COVID-19 lockdown
  • Cycle to Work
  • Railcards

Staff Assistance Fund

The Staff Assistance Fund is available to support employees facing financial difficulties.  We have made some changes to the fund to reflect the unprecedented circumstances caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Find out more on the HR website Staff Assistance Fund page


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