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Manchester parents reflect on childcare plans

As many as 1.9 million working families could benefit from a tax-free childcare allowance worth up to £2,000 per child from 2015-6, under revised plans.

The new scheme, first outlined last year, will be brought in sooner and the maximum parents will be able to claim will rise by £800.

The BBC went to a nursery in Manchester to find out what parents think of the plans, and how much of a drain childcare costs are on their budgets.

  • 18 Mar 2014
  • From the section UK
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