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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 financial support is available to parents of a child over the age of 11 to help with their childcare costs, given that this is the upper limit for Tax-Free Childcare, and where they are no longer able to access Childcare Vouchers.

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

This Government is committed to supporting families and we will be spending almost £6 billion in 2019/20 on childcare support – more than ever before.

There is a range of financial support with the cost of childcare available to parents with children over the age of 11, including:

  • Support with 20% of childcare costs for disabled children up to the age of 16 under Tax-Free Childcare.

  • Support of up to 85% of childcare costs under Universal Credit, and up to 70% of costs under Tax Credits, for children up to the age of 16 and 15 respectively.

  • Support of up to 85% of childcare costs for children under 15 whose parents are full time Higher Education students under the Childcare Grant in England.

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