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Childcare help for working parents

Find out your entitlement

Childcare vouchers are exempt from National Insurance Contributions on the first £55 a week and tax is only paid on the remainder of the income. Salary sacrifice may affect your entitlement to other benefits so it is recommended that you seek advice before making a decision.

Call the Day-care Trust on 0845 872 6251 for more information.

This can pay up to 80% of eligible childcare costs to a maximum of £175 per week for one child and £300 per week for two children or more. Your family does not have to be in paid employment to receive Child Tax Credit.

For more information contact the Tax Credit Helpline on 0845 300 3900 or find information about tax credits on the HMRC website.