Childcare scheme gets six-month reprieve after DUP intervention

Childcare scheme gets six-month reprieve after DUP intervention
 

Ministers are to delay scrapping a system of childcare vouchers by six months after an intervention by the Democratic Unionist Party.
Education Secretary Damian Hinds made the concession during a Commons debate.
The employer-backed voucher scheme, used by up to 450,000 parents, was due to be closed to new entrants next month but will now have a temporary reprieve.
An alternative system of tax-free childcare introduced by the government has suffered a succession of problems.
Ministers announced in 2013 that the employee scheme - in which staff in participating companies can receive vouchers... read more

 
13 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 62
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