Children: Day Care

HM Treasury written question – answered on 8th January 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to provide guidance to families with variable working hours and incomes on choosing between universal credit and the tax-free childcare scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to provide advice to parents on identifying which childcare support system is best for them; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Government Digital Service are working with stakeholders to develop detailed guidance on Tax-Free Childcare. This will include clear information for all families. HMRC are also developing a childcare calculator which will offer comparisons with other government schemes.

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