Child Care Vouchers: Compensation

Treasury written question – answered on 25th November 2022.

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Photo of Carol Monaghan Carol Monaghan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Armed Forces and Veterans), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that his Department provides compensation for unused Kiddicare vouchers to parents whose children no longer require childcare.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Childcare vouchers are a contractual arrangement between the parent, employer, and voucher provider. The Government is not party to these arrangements and the availability of a refund will depend on the precise terms and conditions of the employer’s scheme.

While some voucher schemes allow for refunds in certain circumstances, this is not a legal requirement.

Where an employer or provider does offer a refund, any refund is treated as income from employment and subject to deduction of tax and National Insurance contributions in the normal way.

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