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Clegg on childcare plans: 'Families want a simple system'

18 March 2014 Last updated at 09:21 GMT

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.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said that the policy would "only exclude the very super rich" and that ministers had tried to keep the scheme as simple as possible, as that was what families in the UK wanted.

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