Children: Day Care

Treasury written question – answered on 1st November 2019.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) parents and (b) childcare providers affected by the recent tax-free childcare system upgrade; and how many payments have been missed as a result of that upgrade.

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

Less than 1.7% of the total number of registered parents were affected by this issue.

Of the total 6,537 payments affected, 879 of these were payments made from parents’ TFC accounts to Childcare Providers.

NS&I data for payments to each, specific parents or the number of Childcare Providers affected is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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