Affordable and Accessible Childcare

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 4th July 2022.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Secretary of State for Education

We are committed to improving the cost, choice and availability of childcare. We have spent more than £3.5 billion in each of the past three years in the Department for Education on both education and tax-free childcare. On the childcare element of universal credit, we spend between £4 billion and £5 billion each year. Today, we have announced further measures to increase take-up of childcare support and to reduce the cost and bureaucracy facing both parents and providers.