Universal Credit and Childcare Costs

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Universal Credit began rolling out in Bradford last month to some families. Learn how it may effect families in your setting.

The Welfare Reform Act is introducing a simpler, fairer benefits system that helps ensure people are better off in work than on benefits. Families in the Bradford District  started to come on board from 20th June 18 for new claims and change of circumstance cases. 


Universal Credit pays up to 85% of the childcare costs paid by parents / carers, up to a monthly limit of £646.35 for 1 child or £1108.04 for 2 or more children.


If you would like to know more about this financial help so you can better support parents please visit the .gov.uk information by clicking here.


Published: 13/07/2018
Audience: Owners and managers of childcare settings and schools who offer paid-for childcare
Contact: Adele Baines

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