Tax-Free Childcare (TFC)
The Government has announced as part of the Autumn Statement that there will be some changes to TFC to better target the support that it gives to working families.
The upper income limit per parent will be lowered to £100,000 per annum. The lower income level per parent will be increased from 8 hours at the relevant National Minimum Wage/New Living Wage (NMW/NLW) to 16 hours at these rates. The changes will be aligned between TFC and the 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents.
Alongside this, Nicky Morgan has confirmed at the Second Reading of the Childcare Bill that parents will be able to apply for both TFC and the 30 hours via a joint online application being developed by HMRC, something that ISC has been pressing the Government to do to ensure simplicity. The joint childcare application will be available to support the introduction of TFC from early 2017, and the 30 hours free childcare offer from September 2017.
Early Years - update November 2016
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