Huntingdon MP welcomes tax-free childcare scheme which could save families £1,200 per child

14:38 19 March 2014

Jonathan Djanogly MP

Jonathan Djanogly MP


Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly has welcomed a childcare scheme that could save families up to £1,200 per child.

The Government has introduced a tax-free childcare initiative that is due to be phased in during autumn next year. At first parents of children under five will receive 20 per cent of yearly childcare costs of up to £6,000 per child.

It will be extended to families with children under 12 years of age afterwards.

To be eligible, both parents will need to be in work, and each earn under £150,000 a year, and not already receive tax credits and, when introduced, Universal Credit.

Mr Djanogly said: “If Britain is going to succeed in the global race we must help those who work hard and want to get on.

“Too many families find paying for childcare tough and are often stopped from working the hours they’d like. That is why this Government is introducing tax free-childcare, saving a typical family with two children up to £2,400 a year.

“This is a boost direct to the pockets of hard-working families in what will be one of the biggest measures ever introduced to help parents with childcare costs.”


More news stories

Yesterday, 17:30
Carers' Trust auction

A ticket for the X-Factor live show, a trip to Lanzarote, tea at the House of Lords and a professional photoshoot are just some of the lots that will be available during an online charity tomorrow (Friday)

Yesterday, 14:50
Fire crews at the scene in Somersham Road

Two people were cut free from a car, after it careered into a field in St Ives yesterday evening (October 26).

Yesterday, 12:00
A man was hospitalised after a collision near Ramsey St Mary's

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Ramsey St Mary’s this morning (Thursday).

Yesterday, 12:00
Richard Howitt MEP receives applause after final speech at the European Parliment

East of England Euro MP Richard Howitt received a standing ovation from all sides of the European Parliament chamber, following a speech of thanks for his 22 years of service ending yesterday (Wednesday).

Join Vindis Volkswagen at their As Good As New Event between 6th – 24th October 2016

If you’re looking to buy a used Volkswagen, now’s the time to do it.

Read more

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up