Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Resources - Athena Forum

Complementing the Athena Swan charter is the Athena Forum - a board group set up to form and support policy decisions that affect women in scientific professions. Their latest statement concerns the tax status of childcare costs during conference and training attendance. After seeking guidance from HMRC, it has been confirmed that childcare costs incurred during 'work-related training' - including conferences and research visits - are indeed tax free.
For more details, read the full statement here.

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