Petition to Keep Childcare Vouchers Open alongside Tax Free Childcare

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 is Launched Earlier Than Planned

The government launched the new Tax Free Childcare scheme today, slightly ahead of the planned start date of 28th April. Parents with children aged 4 or younger are able to apply for Tax Free Childcare (in addition to pre-registering for the 30-hours childcare entitlement which commences on 1st September 2017), through the government’s digital childcare service. This

Government Childcare Website Launched

The government has launched a new website, Childcare Choices, for childcare support. It includes information about Tax-Free Childcare, Childcare Vouchers, 30 hours of free childcare in England,  Tax Credits and Universal Tax Credits in relation to childcare. The website has a calculator which parents can use to compare all the government’s childcare offers Parents can

The Chancellor delivered his Spring Budget on 8th March

Philip Hammond mentioned Tax-Free Childcare in his speech, announcing that the roll-out would begin next month: “Next month we will see the introduction of our flagship Tax-Free Childcare policy, which will allow working families across the UK to receive up to £2,000 a year towards the cost of childcare for each child under 12. The

Government Launches Trial of Tax Free Childcare

The government have announced the launch of the Trial of the childcare service for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours. They have started with a small number and will then gradually invite more parents. These parents will complete the joint application and, if eligible, will be able to receive Tax-Free Childcare. Some of these parents are

What does the Autumn statement mean for working families?

This week Chancellor Phillip Hammond released his Autumn statement outlining the government’s spending plans for the coming four years. But how will this affect working families? 1. You’ll see an increase in your pay if you’re on NLW or NMW The National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are set to increase

Are you aware of changes to your childcare support in 2017?

The changing childcare landscape over the last couple of years means that parents are facing big changes to the way childcare support is provided, which will undoubtedly have financial implications on many UK families. If you’re still confused about what childcare support will be available to you in the coming years, here is a short

2016 tax bracket changes

Your childcare voucher entitlement and eligibility could be affected following the changes to the 2016 tax brackets. As a result you may fall into a different earnings threshold, effecting the maximum amount you can take in childcare vouchers. Click here to see if the 2016 tax bracket changes will effect your childcare voucher entitlement >

Tax-Free Childcare launch delayed to “early 2017″

On 1st July the government announced that it would be delaying the launch of Tax-Free Childcare by 18 months due to an ongoing court case. The legal challenge was brought by the CVPA over the government’s decision to award the TFC contract to an existing supplier, without opening it up to tender. The association was