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
MPs to scrutinise Childcare Service website as part of inquiry
MPs will scrutinise the Childcare Service website as part of an inquiry into childcare policy
4 January 2018
HMRC website glitch means parents are being told they AREN'T eligible for 30 hours of free childcare
Some parents using childcare vouchers are wrongly being told they aren't eligible for 30 hours of free childcare
3 January 2018
Tax-Free Childcare delayed for older children after website chaos
The Government's flagship new Tax-Free Childcare scheme will open to parents of kids under six next week
16 November 2017
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