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Thousands of parents are being reminded not to miss out on financial support that can help pay for childcare costs during the summer holidays.

Available for children aged up to 11 (or 17 if the child is disabled), families can receive up to £2,000 a year per child (or £4,000 if the child is disabled) through Tax-Free Childcare, which can help towards the cost of holiday clubs, before and after-school clubs, childminders, nurseries and other approved childcare schemes.

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, said, “Tax-Free Childcare can make a big difference to families, helping with the bills for things like holiday clubs, nurseries, childminders and after school clubs. It’s easy to register – search ‘Tax-Free Childcare’ on GOV.UK.”

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Helen Whately, HM Treasury’s Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, added, “Tax-Free Childcare helps families with the cost of childcare bills but we know that thousands of parents could be missing out.

“That is why I’m encouraging families to sign up now and save on childcare costs.

“There are lots of fantastic holiday clubs and childcare providers to help working parents during the upcoming summer holidays, so now is the time to take advantage of this support.”

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