Petition to Keep Childcare Vouchers Open alongside Tax Free Childcare

Following a petition, on the Government Petitions website, to keep Childcare Vouchers open alongside Tax Free Childcare (TFC) reached over 100,000 signatures, the Petitions Committee have scheduled a debate on the petition on Monday 15th January 2018 at 4.30 pm. The Petition details were as follows: Hundreds of thousands of parents will lose out under the new

Tax Free Childcare is Launched Earlier Than Planned

The government launched the new Tax Free Childcare scheme today, slightly ahead of the planned start date of 28th April. Parents with children aged 4 or younger are able to apply for Tax Free Childcare (in addition to pre-registering for the 30-hours childcare entitlement which commences on 1st September 2017), through the government’s digital childcare service. This

Government Childcare Website Launched

The government has launched a new website, Childcare Choices, for childcare support. It includes information about Tax-Free Childcare, Childcare Vouchers, 30 hours of free childcare in England,  Tax Credits and Universal Tax Credits in relation to childcare. The website has a calculator which parents can use to compare all the government’s childcare offers Parents can

The Chancellor delivered his Spring Budget on 8th March

Philip Hammond mentioned Tax-Free Childcare in his speech, announcing that the roll-out would begin next month: “Next month we will see the introduction of our flagship Tax-Free Childcare policy, which will allow working families across the UK to receive up to £2,000 a year towards the cost of childcare for each child under 12. The