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Tax-Free Childcare extended to under-12s

Parents with children under 12 can now apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme

14 February 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

NS&I closes children's bonds to new applicants

Government-backed savings provider NS&I has closed applications to new customers for its five-year children's bonds

25 September 2017

Parents face fines as 'inaccessible' website leaves them unable to pay for childcare

Parents signed up to the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme say they can't access cash saved to pay nursery costs

2 June 2017

Parents CAN'T take kids on term-time holidays without risking a fine, Supreme Court rules

Justices ruled against Jon Platt, a father who'd refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school

6 April 2017

Co-op extends free child funerals to all under-18s

Parents who experience the tragic loss of a child aged 16 or 17 can now benefit from free funeral arrangements

20 March 2017

Budget 2017: New tax-free childcare scheme to launch next month – what we know so far

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme which gives eligible families an extra 20% towards childcare costs will launch in April

8 March 2017

MP campaigns for child funeral costs to be paid by Government

Labour MP Carolyn Harris believes grieving families should no longer have to pay £1,000s to lay their children to rest

5 December 2016

Have you been missing out on tax credits for your disabled child? You could be owed £1,000s

Thousands of households entitled to refund from the Government after missing out on tax credits for disabled children

28 November 2016

Blue Peter badge winners to lose free entry to Merlin attractions from next year

Legoland Windsor, Chessington World of Adventures and dozens of other attractions will be withdrawn from the scheme

4 October 2016

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