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Childcare Vouchers Extended

The Government has delayed the closure of the Childcare Voucher Scheme for 6 months, meaning that working parents will still be able to join the scheme up until 5th October 2018.

This welcome change has happened just weeks before the scheme was due to close, and has given hope to many that this scheme might be left open indefinitely, to run side by side with the new Tax Free Childcare scheme.

Reasons cited for the about turn include problems with the launch of Tax Free Childcare and the fact that take up of the new scheme has been significantly less than expected.