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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the potential merits of the Government providing upfront financial support for childcare to parents claiming universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Chancellor has regular discussions with his Cabinet colleagues on a range of topics.</p><p> </p><p>The government is committed to helping parents into work, and recognises that childcare costs can affect their decisions to take up work or increase their hours. That is why we are spending almost £6 billion in 2019-20 on childcare.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85% of their childcare costs, compared to 70% under the legacy benefit system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and is worth up to £13,000 a year for a family with two children. Where claimants face difficulty in paying their costs upfront, Jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund, which is a non-repayable award. Budgeting advances are also available for those already in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T09:17:59.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T09:17:59.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this