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star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Working Mothers more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support structure they have put in place for women who are returning to the workforce after they have had children. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are helping women to return to the workforce after they have had children through the support provided by Jobcentre Plus. Work Coaches provide personalised support, tailored to meet the needs and requirements of parents, helping them to find work that fits with their individual circumstances. The Flexible Support Fund allows Work Coaches to address barriers to employment and support parents into work. This can be used in a variety of ways including paying for travel and childcare to allow parents to undertake training, attend interviews or start work.</p><p> </p><p>We are also putting in place a new package of government support that will make childcare more affordable and more accessible. This will build on the support already offered and will mean more parents have choice, security and peace of mind when it comes to being in work and supporting their family.</p><p> </p><p>Parents on Universal Credit have been offered more generous support from 11 April 2016, where they are able to claim up to 85% of childcare costs, compared to 70% previously. This is up to a monthly limit of £646 for one child or £1,108 for two or more children, up to the age of 16.</p><p> </p><p>The Government currently offers 15 hours of free childcare for all three and four year olds and some of the most disadvantaged two year olds in England. From September 2017, this free childcare offer will be doubled for working parents of three and four year olds in England from 15 to 30 hours per week.</p><p> </p><p>We are also introducing Tax-Free Childcare, which will be available to around two million households to help pay for childcare costs from early 2017. For every £8 parents pay into an online account, the Government will pay £2 – up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child each year, for children aged up to 12. Parents of disabled children will receive extra support worth up to £4,000 per year per child, until their child is 17.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:58:00.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:58:00.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter