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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been revived from people left unable to access their childcare account as a result of technical difficulties in each year since the introduction of those accounts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Sir David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 190785 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text The vast majority of parents apply for and use their childcare account without problems, including getting their 30 hours eligibility code. Where parents have experienced technical issues, HMRC has arrangements in place to ensure that they do not miss out as a result. Manual codes are issued to enable parents to access a 30 hours place when they are eligible if they cannot get a digital code within the required timeline. The number of manual codes issued has been decreasing since September 2017 as the system has become embedded and enhanced.<p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has received 4,560 complaints from parents who have experienced technical issues with the childcare service.<p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has issued 35,370 codes manually to parents.<p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has paid out £200,000 in redress to parents for expenses such as telephone calls to the helpline. 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 2018-11-19T18:01:08.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T18:01:08.72Z
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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 Sir David Crausby more like this
1006113
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many 30 hours free childcare codes have been issued manually as a result of faults in the childcare account system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Sir David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 190786 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text The vast majority of parents apply for and use their childcare account without problems, including getting their 30 hours eligibility code. Where parents have experienced technical issues, HMRC has arrangements in place to ensure that they do not miss out as a result. Manual codes are issued via a standard exception process that enables parents to access a 30 hours place when they are eligible if they cannot get a digital code within the required timeline. The number of manual codes issued has been decreasing since September 2017 as the system has become embedded.<p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has received 4,560 complaints from parents who have experienced technical issues with the childcare service.<p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has issued 35,370 codes manually to parents.<p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has paid out £200,000 in redress to parents for expenses such as telephone calls to the helpline.<p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 190787 more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T08:57:34.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T08:57:34.507Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this
1006114
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have received financial compensation as a result of not having access to their online childcare account; and how much money has been paid out of the public purse for that compensation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Sir David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 190787 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text The vast majority of parents apply for and use their childcare account without problems, including getting their 30 hours eligibility code. Where parents have experienced technical issues, HMRC has arrangements in place to ensure that they do not miss out as a result. Manual codes are issued via a standard exception process that enables parents to access a 30 hours place when they are eligible if they cannot get a digital code within the required timeline. The number of manual codes issued has been decreasing since September 2017 as the system has become embedded.<p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has received 4,560 complaints from parents who have experienced technical issues with the childcare service.<p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has issued 35,370 codes manually to parents.<p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has paid out £200,000 in redress to parents for expenses such as telephone calls to the helpline.<p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 190786 more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T08:57:34.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T08:57:34.75Z
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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 Sir David Crausby more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have reported technical issues with tax-free childcare payments to his Department as of October 2018; and how those people so affected will be compensated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 193504 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The vast majority of parents apply for and use their childcare accounts without problems. Where parents have experienced technical issues that impact them financially, HMRC has arrangements in place to ensure that they do not miss out as a result. Where parents report technical issues with their Tax-Free Childcare payments, HMRC pay compensation to reimburse them for any missed government top-up.</p><p>To 31 October 2018, HMRC has received 4,560 complaints from parents who have experienced technical issues with the childcare service. HMRC does not hold information on the breakdown of the complaints in relation to Tax-Free Childcare payments specifically.</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 2018-11-28T16:54:32.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:54:32.643Z
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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 Tulip Siddiq more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to recent data from the Office for Budget Responsibility, whether he plans to allocate the estimated underspend on tax-free childcare to the Department for Education to spend on early years education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 194699 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to supporting families and we will be spending around £6 billion every year by 2019/20 on childcare support – more than ever before.</p><p> </p><p>We expect awareness and take-up of Tax-Free Childcare to increase in line with OBR forecasts as we continue to increase communications promoting the offer, including the launch of a national marketing campaign in September 2018</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 2018-11-27T13:40:10.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T13:40:10.273Z
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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 Tulip Siddiq more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has he made on the effect of the tax-free childcare scheme on levels of employer engagement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
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Rushanara Ali more like this
star this property uin 196283 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Tax-Free Childcare provides an opportunity for all employers to engage with working parents about their childcare arrangements, regardless of whether or not they offer childcare vouchers. HMRC are working with employers so that they understand the government childcare support which is available.</p><p>Employers across the UK can pay directly into parents’ Tax-Free Childcare accounts. A factsheet entitled “Tax-Free Childcare: What Employers Need to Know” sets out details of how to do this and can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/communications-toolkit</p><p>Tax-Free Childcare is designed to be fairer and better targeted than the legacy system, childcare vouchers. We estimate that Tax-Free Childcare will provide support to nearly 1 million more families compared to the number using childcare vouchers.</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 2018-12-03T13:36:17.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T13:36:17.523Z
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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 Rushanara Ali more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the financial status of people who (a) have benefited from the childcare voucher scheme and (b) will benefit from the tax-free childcare care scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
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Rushanara Ali more like this
star this property uin 196284 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to previous answers I have given; on 9 October 2018 to the Honourable Member for East Kilbridge, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (176348), on 20 June 2018 to the Honourable Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (155282) and on 24 January 2018 to the Honourable Member for Batley and Spen (124882).</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 2018-12-03T13:08:56.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T13:08:56.993Z
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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 Rushanara Ali more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2019 to Question 229140, to what programmes the remaining £3.25 billion of expenditure for childcare support will be allocated in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 233582 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government provides an extensive range of childcare support through a number of policies delivered by HMRC, DWP and DfE. HMRC is responsible for Tax Free Childcare, Employer Supported Childcare and the Childcare element of Working Tax Credit. DWP administers the Childcare element of Universal Credit. DfE provides a variety of childcare support, including 15 hours free childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds, an additional 15 hours free childcare for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds and 15 hours free childcare for the most disadvantaged 2 year olds.</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 2019-03-25T13:54:47.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T13:54:47.433Z
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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 Angela Rayner more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 233582 on Children: Day Care, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to (a) tax free childcare, (b) employer supported childcare and (c) the childcare element of Working Tax Credit in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 236450 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Page 100 of the OBR’s March 2019 Economic &amp; Fiscal Outlook contains the Tax-Free Childcare forecast, including forecast spending for 2019/20 (<a href="https://cdn.obr.uk/March-2019_EFO_Web-Accessible.pdf" target="_blank">https://cdn.obr.uk/March-2019_EFO_Web-Accessible.pdf</a>).</p><p> </p><p>The forecast cost of Employer Supported Childcare tax reliefs in 2019/20 is £539m.</p><p> </p><p>The forecast cost of the childcare element of Working Tax Credit in 2019/20 is £1,022m. This is in line with OBR methodology which assumes Universal Credit has no impact on the Working Tax Credit forecast.</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 2019-03-28T14:20:12.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T14:20:12.783Z
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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 Angela Rayner more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Treasury more like this
star 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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what forecast the Office of Budget responsibility has made for spending on tax-free childcare in each year since its introduction and until 2025. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 242848 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The forecasts for spending on Tax-Free Childcare can be found in table 4.17 of the OBR’s Economic &amp; Fiscal Outlook (<a href="https://cdn.obr.uk/March-2019_EFO_Web-Accessible.pdf" target="_blank">https://cdn.obr.uk/March-2019_EFO_Web-Accessible.pdf</a>) and are contained in table 1 below, along with forecasts of the number of families and the proportion of eligible families using Tax-Free Childcare.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1</p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Outturn</strong></p></td><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2022/23</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2023/24</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TFC Spending</strong></p></td><td><p>£32m</p></td><td><p>£0.1bn</p></td><td><p>£0.3bn</p></td><td><p>£0.4bn</p></td><td><p>£0.6bn</p></td><td><p>£0.8bn</p></td><td><p>£1.0bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of Families Using TFC (at year end)</strong></p></td><td><p>47,000</p></td><td><p>0.1m</p></td><td><p>0.3m</p></td><td><p>0.4m</p></td><td><p>0.5m</p></td><td><p>0.6m</p></td><td><p>0.8m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Proportion of Eligible Families Using TFC</strong></p></td><td><p>3%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td><td><p>24%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>41%</p></td><td><p>49%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Details on Tax-Free Childcare usage up to December 2018 can be found in the official statistics publication (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tax-free-childcare-statistics-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tax-free-childcare-statistics-december-2018</a>).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The statistics show that 90,800 families used Tax-Free Childcare in December 2018. This represents around 5.8 per cent of eligible families.</p><p> </p><p>The statistics also show that 256,900 families had an open Tax-Free Childcare account in December 2018, and that 35 per cent of these had been used during the month.</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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242849 more like this
242850 more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T07:04:43.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T07:04:43.523Z
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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 Lucy Powell more like this