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star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Working Tax Credit more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the income profile of recipients of working tax credit childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158289 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The tables below show information on the income profile and age profile of recipients of the childcare element of Working Tax Credit. This information is based on the latest Child and Working Tax Credit: finalised award data, for 2016-17, released on the 28<sup>th</sup> June this year.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="16"><p>Average number of in-work recipient families benefitting from the childcare element, 2016-17</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Thousands</em></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="17"><p>Range of income bands</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Up to £6,420</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£6,421 to £9,999</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£10,000 to £19,999</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£20,000 to £29,999</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£30,000 to £39,999</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>£40,000 to £50,000</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Over £50,000</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>59</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>64</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>112</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>79</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>43</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>9</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>369</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Footnotes</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="17" rowspan="2"><p>These figures show the average number of recipient families of the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, by income band. This shows the range of gross household income used to tapper Tax Credit entitlement.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="17" rowspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="16"><p>Age of eldest adult benefitting from the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, 2016-17</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Thousands</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="16"><p>Age of applicant</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under 20</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>20-24</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>25-29</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>30-34</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>35-40</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>40-49</p></td><td><p>50-59</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>60 and over</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>0</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>17</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>66</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>90</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>87</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>94</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>369</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Footnotes</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="14"><p>These figures provide an average count of Tax Credit recipients benefitting from the childcare element, consistent with our National Statistics</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 158290 more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T11:16:21.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:16:21.923Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4462
star this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
931844
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Tax Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the age profile of recipients of working tax credit childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158290 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The tables below show information on the income profile and age profile of recipients of the childcare element of Working Tax Credit. This information is based on the latest Child and Working Tax Credit: finalised award data, for 2016-17, released on the 28<sup>th</sup> June this year.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="16"><p>Average number of in-work recipient families benefitting from the childcare element, 2016-17</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Thousands</em></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="17"><p>Range of income bands</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Up to £6,420</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£6,421 to £9,999</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£10,000 to £19,999</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£20,000 to £29,999</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£30,000 to £39,999</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>£40,000 to £50,000</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Over £50,000</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>59</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>64</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>112</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>79</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>43</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>9</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>369</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Footnotes</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="17" rowspan="2"><p>These figures show the average number of recipient families of the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, by income band. This shows the range of gross household income used to tapper Tax Credit entitlement.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="17" rowspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="16"><p>Age of eldest adult benefitting from the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, 2016-17</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Thousands</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="16"><p>Age of applicant</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under 20</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>20-24</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>25-29</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>30-34</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>35-40</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>40-49</p></td><td><p>50-59</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>60 and over</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>0</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>17</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>66</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>90</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>87</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>94</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>369</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Footnotes</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="14"><p>These figures provide an average count of Tax Credit recipients benefitting from the childcare element, consistent with our National Statistics</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 158289 more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T11:16:22.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:16:22.003Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4462
star this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
934344
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star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Student Loans Company: Living Wage more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Government and (b) Student Loans Company (SLC) staff to ensure all SLC staff based in Scotland are paid as a minimum the Real Living Wage set by the Living Wage Foundation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 160297 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p><p>Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel</a></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 2018-07-06T11:40:00.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:40:00.357Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
934173
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star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions: Private Sector more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on private sector pension schemes of the decision to provide full indexation of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions earned in public service to people who reach State Pension Age on or after 6 December 2018 and before 6 April 2021. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 160328 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>On the 22 January, the Government announced that it would continue to provide full indexation for GMPs earned in public service for those reaching State Pension age on or after 6 December 2018 and before 6 April 2021. The Government considered the impacts of this decision on the private sector as part of its consultation on this issue:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/indexation-and-equalisation-of-gmp-in-public-service-pension-schemes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/indexation-and-equalisation-of-gmp-in-public-service-pension-schemes</a></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 2018-07-06T11:42:02.493Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:42:02.493Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
931820
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star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar 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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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in each English region are eligible for tax-free childcare; how many households have applied to the scheme since that scheme was introduced; how many of those households have been accepted; and how many households have received tax-free childcare in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158277 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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158278 more like this
158283 more like this
158284 more like this
158285 more like this
158286 more like this
158287 more like this
158288 more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.553Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4462
star this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
931821
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the criteria for eligibility for (a) tax-free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for children aged two, (e) free childcare and (f) childcare vouchers has changed since each policy was implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158278 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the income profile of recipients of (a) tax-free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds, (f) free childcare and (e) childcare vouchers; and what assessment his Department has made of whether the income profile of recipients has changed since each scheme was introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the age profile of recipients of (a) tax free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and hour, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds, (f) free childcare and (e) childcare vouchers; and what assessment his Department has made of whether the age profile of recipients has changed in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) tax-free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds, (f) free childcare and (e) childcare vouchers to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the public purse of (a) tax-free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds and (e) childcare vouchers to the end of the current spending review period. more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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