Children: Day Care

HM Treasury written question – answered at on 23 March 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the Government intends to promote take-up of the tax-free childcare scheme; and what budget he is allocating for that purpose.

Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects registration for the tax-free childcare scheme to open; and when the first payments under that scheme will be delivered.

Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what performance indicators he has agreed with NS&I for the delivery of tax-free childcare; how often NS&I will be benchmarked against those indicators; and what penalties he has agreed for poor performance against those indicators.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Exchequer Secretary

Tax-Free Childcare will provide support to hard-working families for childcare costs. The introduction of TFC will give almost two million families the opportunity to receive up to £2,000 per annum of support per child, via a new simple online system. We will deliver this important support as soon as possible.

HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are working closely together to ensure that HMRC is funded to deliver Tax-Free Childcare in a way that provides value for money for the taxpayer. The costs of the scheme are yet to be finalised and will be confirmed once the full details have been settled with the appointed account provider for the scheme.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.