Children: Day Care

Treasury written question – answered on 28th June 2018.

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Photo of Emma Little-Pengelly Emma Little-Pengelly Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Trade)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average payment is from tax-free childcare accounts to families where parents are higher rate tax payers since those accounts were established.

Photo of Emma Little-Pengelly Emma Little-Pengelly Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Trade)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average payment is from tax-free childcare accounts to families where parents are basic rate tax payers since those accounts were established.

Photo of Emma Little-Pengelly Emma Little-Pengelly Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Trade)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of tax-free childcare accounts have received the maximum top-up of £2,000 since those accounts were established.

Photo of Emma Little-Pengelly Emma Little-Pengelly Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Trade)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of tax-free childcare accounts are used by households of self-employed parents.

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

The data to answer questions 155901 and 155902 is not readily available and could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

The rollout of Tax-Free Childcare began in April 2017 to a small number of parents. Only a limited number of accounts have been open more than one year so accurate and robust data on the annual value of top-up paid to parents will not be available until early 2019, one year after full rollout of TFC.

For question 155904 I refer the honourable member to the answer I gave on 4 December 2017 to the honourable member for Batley and Spen (116593).

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