Supporting People into Work: Childcare Costs

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 23 January 2023.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Parents claiming UC who move into work can get support with paying up-front childcare costs through the DWP flexible support fund. Once in work, eligible parents can claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs each month through their universal credit. That is worth up to £650 for one child and around £1,100 for two or more children, regardless of the number of hours that parents work. There is vital support for working parents and I encourage all hon. Members to visit their jobcentres to help them to understand that and the other crucial support available to their constituents.