Following a petition, on the Government Petitions website, to keep Childcare Vouchers open alongside Tax Free Childcare (TFC) reached over 100,000 signatures, the Petitions Committee have scheduled a debate on the petition on Monday 15th January 2018 at 4.30 pm.
The Petition details were as follows:
Hundreds of thousands of parents will lose out under the new tax-free childcare. The voucher schemes should be kept open alongside tax-free childcare to give parents a genuine choice for the support that best suits their family.
Childcare Vouchers have been used by millions and are currently used by 780,000 parents. The new Tax Free Childcare regime will extend childcare support to some people that cannot access the current voucher scheme and this should be welcomed.
Government plans to close Childcare Vouchers to new entrants so hundreds of thousands of parents could lose out by £100s or find themselves unable to claim any support at all! Including couples with one working parent who won’t be eligible under TFC.