Childcare (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4579
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

With reference to your response to question 2014/3988, can you confirm whether you have made the case to Government for recognising the higher cost of childcare in London through the tax credits system?

Answer

Answer for Childcare (1)

Answer for Childcare (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, I have not raised the issue of the tax credits system in relation to childcare and childcare costs because the Government already has a number of changes underway.

The Government is planning further changes in 2015 with the Tax Free Childcare scheme and the phasing out of employer childcare vouchers.