To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on (1) benefits, and (2) tax credits, related to childcare and other child-related costs, broken down by each payment, in the last year for which figures are available.
The profile of spending on the Childcare Element of Universal Credit in 2018/19 was £100 million1. As the volume of claimants with children on legacy benefits decreases as they move to Universal Credit, spending on childcare will increase accordingly.
Spending on child-related benefits administered by HMRC are shown in the table below.
Child Tax Credit (excluding childcare element)2
Tax Free Childcare 3