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Support for working families affected by Covid-19 extended

07 August 2020
Issue: 4756 / Categories: News

Working parents or carers who are eligible for tax-free childcare or 30 hours free childcare but have temporarily fallen below the minimum income requirement as a result of the pandemic will continue to receive financial support until 31 October the government has announced.

Critical workers who may exceed the income threshold for the 2020-21 tax year because of having to work more to tackle the virus will continue to receive support this tax year.

To continue receiving this financial support parents need to reconfirm their eligibility every three months.

In addition parents and carers who receive the childcare element of working tax credits and have continued to pay childcare fees they have incurred despite their children being unable to access childcare because of Covid-19 must notify HMRC if they expect this to continue beyond 7 September. After this date HMRC will no longer...

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