To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the tax-free childcare scheme, how many (a) active accounts and (b) children eligible there were for that scheme on 31 March in each of the last 5 years.
19 November 2021
Tax-Free Childcare began to be rolled out from April 2017.
The figures for Open and Used accounts for Tax-Free Childcare are published in Official Statistics (latest release November 2021 for figures up to September 2021).
The estimated figures for eligible children from 2017-18 onwards, as well as the annual Open and Used account figures can be found in the table below.
Number of (000s)
Children with Open Accounts
Children with Used Accounts