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Child Care Vouchers: Coronavirus

Question for Treasury

UIN 62485, tabled on 22 June 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that parents are able to access the funds remaining in their Childcare Voucher accounts to help them support their children during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

26 June 2020

As part of the country’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 virus, the Government announced that childcare settings (including nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and wrap around childcare for school aged children)?would close to everyone except children of critical workers and vulnerable children. As childcare settings gradually re-open, parents currently on the childcare vouchers scheme will be able to use their vouchers as a valid form of payment for eligible childcare services. The childcare vouchers scheme remains closed to new entrants, so parents not currently in the scheme should register for its successor, Tax-Free Childcare.

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