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Children: Day Care

Question for Treasury

UIN 75071, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) forecast and (b) actual expenditure was for the tax-free childcare scheme in the last five financial years to date.

Answered on

19 November 2021

Tax-Free Childcare began to be rolled out from April 2017.

Forecasted expenditure from the Autumn Budget 2017 and actual expenditure from the latest Official Statistics publication (November 2021) is shown in the table below for years 2017-18 to 2020-21.





Autumn Budget 2017 Forecasted Expenditure





Actual Expenditure





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