Somerfield staff offered childcare voucher transfer

Somerfield staff have been given the option of transferring from their existing childcare voucher scheme with KiddiVouchers to a scheme offered by the supermarket’s parent company, the Co-operative Group, through Imagine Co-operative Childcare.

The Co-op wrote to Somerfield staff advising of its scheme and how to transfer. One option was to do so when the firms’ payroll systems were integrated last month. This follows The Co-op’s acquisition of Somerfield in March 2009.

John Drinkwater, employee benefits adviser at the Co-op, said: “A quarter of staff chose to transfer. Some have credits in their old account that they may want to use.”

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