Government childcare package could boost the pocket of Somerset parents (From This is The West Country)
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Government childcare package could boost the pocket of Somerset parents
3:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014 in News
PARENTS in West Somerset could receive financial help as part of a major childcare package outlined by the Government.
Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in autumn 2015.
The Government has said it will provide 20% support on childcare costs up, to £10,000 per year for each child.
She said: “This news provides a huge boost to hardworking families in West Somerset. We’re committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society and this will help children get off to the best start in life.”
The Government has also said people on Universal Credit will get 85% of childcare costs fully covered.
Cllr Baker said: “These measures will help parents to go to work and provide security for their families.
“As a mum myself of a five and nine year old, I know only too well the cost of childcare and the strain that puts on young families.”
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