Concerns with Childcare vouchers

The new Government scheme for tax-free childcare is raising concerns with some providers of childcare vouchers.

This is because they have not been able to sign up to the tax-free childcare (TFC) scheme due to problems with HMRC not sending  passwords or the ones they have received do not  work.

The Childcare Vouchers Providers Association (CVPA) is strongly urging parents to think carefully if they are considering changing from childcare vouchers to the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme as some families could be financially worse off.

Parents cannot use the Tax-Free Childcare scheme alongside child care vouchers.  However they can use the Tax-Free Childcare scheme alongside the 15 and 30 hours free childcare scheme in England.

The Government is planning to close the voucher scheme to new users from April next year although the CVPA are urging them to reconsider due to the childcare voucher scheme being well established and working well.

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