Childcare scheme boost for parents
AROUND 200,000 working families in Scotland will be eligible for up to £2000 of childcare support per child every year, the Treasury has announced.
Parents, including self-employed people, can today apply for tax-free childcare for children under 12, by visiting the website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
There they will be able to access a “childcare calculator” which helps parents choose childcare support.
The Treasury says the contribution is worth up to £4000 for disabled children.