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Child Care Vouchers

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees have taken part in an employer childcare voucher scheme in each year since the introduction of exemptions from tax and national insurance contributions on such vouchers. (295996)

Published research, commissioned by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in 2006, by the National Centre for Social Research estimated that there were 174,000 users of child care vouchers available under Employer Supported Childcare (ESC) in late 2005. The research report is available at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/research/report23-final.pdf.

Information for other years is not available, as HMRC does not collect administrative data on the use of ESC.