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Registration for tax-free childcare now available

Paystream News

David McManus

Friday 18th Aug, 2017

The long-awaited tax-free childcare scheme launched in April and the government's new Childcare Choices website is available and can be seen here.

The site enables parents to find out about available support and a calculator which compares the different childcare offers available.

It is estimated that 2 million working families will be eligible for tax-free childcare. It will be gradually rolled out, with parents of children under 2 years of age invited to enter the scheme first.

By the end of 2017 all eligible parents will be able to receive government top-ups of £2 for every £8 that a parent pays into their tax-free childcare account, up to a maximum of £2000 per child (or £4000 for disabled children).

From September 2017 the new 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds in England will double the current 15 hours of free childcare currently available, saving eligible working families up to £5,000 a year.

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