Government underspends on tax-free childcare support by £1.7 billion

LABOUR accused the government today of “serial incompetence” after it was revealed that it underspent on tax-free childcare support for parents in work by at least £1.7 billion over the last three years. 

The new Department for Education figures were revealed in response to a written parliamentary question from Tulip Siddiq, shadow minister for children and early years.

Just one in six parents who were eligible for tax-free childcare support have claimed...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-09-29 00:35
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