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My MRC benefits

Annual leave

As an MRC employee, you’ll enjoy 30 days annual leave each year. This is pro-rated if you’re working part time. You will also get eight bank holidays and 2.5 additional privilege days.

Cycle to work scheme

Basically, we buy the bike and safety equipment that you choose up to the value of £3,000. We then loan these back to you over an agreed period taking the money from your monthly pay through a ‘salary sacrifice’ arrangement. You effectively pay no tax or National Insurance contributions on these amounts, and that means you can save anything up to 49% of the value of the bike and accessories (depending on the level of tax you pay).

Maternity and adoption leave

As an MRC employee, from day one you are entitled to enhanced maternity, adoption and shared parental pay for 26 weeks. Where eligible you may also be entitled to 13 weeks statutory pay as well. 

Maternity support and paternity leave

As an MRC employee, from day one you are entitled to enhanced maternity support leave with two weeks full pay.

Childcare Voucher scheme

If you're a parent, you can make big savings on the cost of childcare by entering into a 'salary sacrifice' agreement. Here, part of your gross salary is given up or 'sacrificed' to pay for childcare.  The MRC operates a Childcare Vouchers scheme (also known as Employer Supported Childcare) which is available for MRC employees to join.

My Family Care

At the MRC we recognise that things don’t always go to plan and none more so than when providing care for children or adults/the elderly. So at the MRC, each employee has the benefit of being able to arrange a number of emergency care sessions that the MRC will pay for when you would otherwise be unable to fulfil your work commitments. These sessions can be used for emergency childcare, school holiday cover, or backup adult and elderly care.

Employee benefits site

As an MRC employee, you will have access to our discounts site where you can make savings on a whole host of essentials including savings on your grocery shopping, cinema visits, fashion shopping, travel and a whole lot more.

Season ticket loans

To help you spread the cost of your travel over a year, we offer season ticket loans. These are interest free loans to help facilitate travel to and from your workplace.