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Children: Day Care

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate his Department has made of the effect of withdrawing the tax exemption for employer supported child care on the amount of money claimed for the child care element of working tax credit. (301763)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government are not withdrawing the tax exemptions for employer supported child care. On 4 December 2009, the Prime Minister announced the Government’s policy in relation to employer supported child care. This is set out in the answer given to my right hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) on 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 846W.

This reform will have no impact on take-up of the child care element of the working tax credit.