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Cameron on childcare: 'This is about helping families'

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.

Labour said the assistance - announced ahead of Wednesday's Budget - would be "too little, too late".

But Prime Minister David Cameron said that the tax relief would be a "huge help".

"This is about helping families as part of our long term economic plan," he added.

  • 18 Mar 2014
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