Budget (2): Tax Free Childcare

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One significant change that I missed in the statement (or perhaps was not actually voiced), was an increase to the amount of state support for families with disabled children.

The supporting document states:

“The government has doubled the maximum amount that parents of disabled children will be able to receive to help to pay for their childcare costs, from £2,000 to £4,000 per disabled child per year.”

This is a significant, and most would agree, welcome move.

It will be interesting to see if the Tax Free Childcare rules are further relaxed for such family groupings, to allow two parent families with only one earner to also claim this important support.

Best regards


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