Parents on Universal Credit will be able to get £100s more in help with childcare costs from 28 June – here's what you need to know
Parents on Universal Credit with high childcare costs will soon be able to claim £100s more in support each month, as the Government is boosting the help available from Wednesday 28 June.
26 June 2023
Budget 2023: Childcare support to be boosted for children from nine months and for parents on universal credit – here's what you need to know
The announcements form a package of new measures designed to help parents, revealed by the Chancellor in today's Budget.
22 March 2023
Budget 2023: Martin Lewis rounds up today's key announcements and what they mean for your finances
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced major changes to childcare support, pensions and benefits in his 2023 Spring Budget.
17 March 2023
Over a million families could be missing out on Tax-Free Childcare
Over one million families could be missing out on £1,000s per year in Government childcare help, as a new report for HMRC admits that take-up of the Tax-Free Childcare scheme has been lower than anticipated
17 February 2020
22,000 tax-free childcare payments delayed – here's what you need to know
Around 22,000 Tax-Free Childcare payments have been delayed by up to eight days, leaving parents at risk of late payment fees from their childcare provider
7 November 2018
Childcare Vouchers scheme to be extended by six months
Ministers have announced a six-month delay on plans to end the Government's Childcare Vouchers scheme
14 March 2018
Want childcare vouchers? Apply NOW to make sure you beat the April deadline
The Childcare Vouchers scheme is closing to new entrants on 5 April – if you're not already enrolled you need to act NOW
16 February 2018
Tax-Free Childcare extended to under-12s
Parents with children under 12 can now apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme
14 February 2018
Almost £1 million paid to parents who couldn't access Tax-Free Childcare
Almost £1 million has had to be paid manually to parents who were unable to access their Tax-Free Childcare payments
1 February 2018
Tax-Free Childcare extended to include children under nine
Parents with children under nine can now apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme for ALL of their offspring
16 January 2018
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