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Families canget childcare top-up


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding working families in Monklands that they can use tax-free childcare to help pay for their childcare costs over the summer.

Tax-free childcare can be used to help pay for accredited holiday clubs, childminde­rs or sports activities.

It is available for children aged up to 11, or 17 if the child has a disability. And for every £8 deposited into an account, families will receive an additional £2 in UK Government top-up, capped at £500 every three months, or £1000 if the child is disabled.

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’S director general for customer services, said: “We want to help kids stay active this summer, whether they are going to summer holiday clubs or a childminde­r.

“A childcare top-up will go a long way towards helping parents plan and pay for summer activities.”

To find out more, search “tax-free childcare” on GOV. UK

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