Ongoing problems with the government's Childcare Choices website have left families across Britain out of pocket. According to this article from the BBC , one parent says a glitch on the website meant childcare payments for his two sons dried up and the family had to use credit cards to make ends meet. "I can imagine some people literally wanting to punch the computer screen because they're so frustrated with the system. And in terms of talking to them on the phone, largely it's just been shambolic."
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When Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) first launched it was only offered to parents of children who were under 4 years of age on 31 August 2017. From 24 November 2017, parents whose youngest child is under 6 (or who has their 6th birthday on that day) can also apply for TFC through the governments’ Childcare Choices website. Over the coming months TFC will open to parents of older children (up to 12 years old only) and government has also promised to make further improvements to the online application system, which has seen some issues. This means almost all parents should receive a response within…
The government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme has been delayed due to website failures. Read this article from the BBC for more information. For anyone who's not sure... › The Childcare Voucher scheme (available through your employer) will remain open to new entrants until April 2018. › After April 2018, you won’t be able to sign up for childcare vouchers, and Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) will be your only option (assuming you’re eligible for it) › Visit our Decision Tree to see what’s best for you and your family › If you already use childcare vouchers, it’s important to remember you will be able…