Children: Day Care

Treasury written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) children and (b) families benefiting from tax-free childcare in each year since its inception in (a) East Hampshire constituency, (b) Hampshire local authority area and (c) England.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

HMRC publish quarterly Official Statistics which includes a breakdown of families using Tax-Free Childcare by country and Government Office Region. The latest statistics were published in August 2019:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tax-free-childcare-statistics-june-2019

Using methodology consistent with the published statistics HMRC can calculate account usage at the local authority and parliamentary constituency level. Results for England, Hampshire Local Authority and East Hampshire Parliamentary Constituency are shown in the table below:

Rounded to nearest 100.

Users of Tax-Free Childcare

2017-18

2018-19

Families

Children

Families

Children

England

52,300

64,600

144,400

181,200

Hampshire Local Authority*

1,600

2,100

4,400

5,700

East Hampshire Parliamentary Constituency

100

100

300

400

*Hampshire Local Authority figures are compiled from the following lower tier/district authorities:

Basingstoke and Deane

East Hampshire

Eastleigh

Fareham

Gosport

Hart

Havant

New Forest

Rushmoor

Test Valley

Winchester

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