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Children: Day Care

Question for Treasury

UIN 75882, tabled on 16 November 2021

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.

Answered on

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)

Financial Year

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Children with Open Accounts

314

537

768

901

Children with Used Accounts

72

203

396

462

Eligible Children

1,800

1,900

1,900

1,700

Answered by

Treasury
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