Tax-free childcare impact assessment

20 November 2014

The government have issued an impact assessment on the new tax free childcare scheme, which they believe is a fairer scheme targeted at working families.

The publication argues that “the current scheme to support parents with the cost of childcare, Employer Supported Childcare (ESC), is neither effective nor fair, as many working families are unable to access support.

Survey data in the report suggest that many mothers would move into or increase their hours in work if they could arrange reliable, affordable, convenient, good quality childcare.

The new scheme is targeted at working families and is a wider, fairer and better way to help with the costs of childcare.”