Thousands of parents in Cardiff to get help with childcare costs – Jenny Willott MP & Eluned Parrott AM

April 1, 2014 3:58 PM

EP&JW

A major childcare package is set to help 9,440 families in Cardiff, Liberal Democrat Jenny Willott MP said today. In total, 83,600 people in Wales will benefit.

Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.

The Government has said it will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child.

For example, it means a family with two children under 12-years-old could benefit by up to £4,000 as a result.

Jenny Willott MP said:

"This news provides a huge boost to hardworking families in Cardiff.

"The Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society and this helps children get off to the best start in life."

The Government has also said people on Universal Credit will get 85 per cent of childcare costs fully covered.

Eluned Parrott, Regional AM for South Wales Central, added:

"These measures will help parents to go to work and provide security for their families."

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