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Universal Credit and childcare costs


The Committee is looking into how well Universal Credit supports parents with childcare costs.

We're focusing on:

• The requirement for parents to cover childcare costs upfront.

• The maximum amounts that the Government will reimburse each month.

• How easy it is for parents to get advice about what support they can claim for.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 13 January 2022.

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