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Children: Day Care

HM Treasury written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 116593, what proportion of self-employed people or who have a partner who is self-employed and have successfully applied for tax-free childcare have used that account to date.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Extensive analysis would be required to determine the proportion of self-employed parents who have made a payment from their Tax-Free Childcare account. The information requested is not readily available and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Tax-Free Childcare offers many self-employed parents Government help with childcare costs for the first time, as they are not eligible for employer supported childcare vouchers.

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