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Children: Day Care

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what forecast he has made of the number of parents that will be eligible for tax free childcare in each of the next five years.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

We estimate that there are 1.3 million families with qualifying childcare that are eligible for Tax-free Childcare in the UK in 2019/20. This estimate has been revised from the 1.5 provided previously following updates to the survey data and methodological improvements.

Current forecasts for the next five years can be seen in the table below.






Number of Eligible Families with Qualifying Childcare (Millions)






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