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The first section of the briefing provides brief background information on the use, cost and affordability of childcare in England. The remaining sections provide an outline of the sources of financial support for parents and carers, namely:

  • The early education entitlements (15 and 30 hours of free childcare) for younger children
  • Childcare vouchers (Employer Supported Childcare)
  • Tax-Free Childcare
  • Working Tax Credit childcare element
  • Universal Credit childcare costs element
  • Help with upfront childcare costs under Universal Credit
  • Support for undergraduate (and some postgraduate) students
  • Links to more detailed Library briefing papers are contained within this paper

The briefing applies to England only.


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