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Children: Day Care

Question for Treasury

UIN 108304, tabled on 23 October 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the relaxation of the minimum income criteria beyond the 31 October 2020 to allow more people to access tax-free childcare.

Answered on

2 November 2020

Working parents who are on the Government’s coronavirus support schemes will still be eligible for childcare support even if their income falls below the minimum threshold requirement.

From Sunday 1st November, eligible working parents who receive support through the Government’s new Job Support Scheme (JSS) and extended Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will continue to receive their childcare entitlements, including the 30 hours offer and Tax-Free Childcare, even if their income levels fall below the threshold temporarily whilst on these schemes.

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