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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:00 am, 11th September 2018

The issue with the current childcare vouchers scheme is that only people whose employers sign up to the scheme are eligible. Under tax-free childcare, everybody will be eligible, regardless of whether they are self-employed or working for an employer. We wanted a bit more time to transition from one scheme to the other. Tax-free childcare is now up and running, and we are ready to transition to that system.