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Universal Credit and childcare costs

Inquiry

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

We focussed 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.

The Report from the inquiry can be found here.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 13 January 2022.

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Past events

Wednesday 20 April 2022
9:15am Public
Universal Credit and childcare costs - Oral evidence 20 April 2022
9:15am
  • David Rutley MP (Minister for Welfare Delivery at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Mims Davies MP (Minister for Employment at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Neil Couling (Director General Change and Resilience and SRO for Universal Credit at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Donna Ward (Director, Poverty, Family & Disadvantage at Department for Work and Pensions)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 2 March 2022
9:15am Public
Universal Credit and childcare costs - Oral evidence 2 March 2022
9:15am
  • Gemma Widdowfield
  • Vikki Waterman
  • Nichola Salvato
10:15am
  • Aria Babu (Senior Researcher and Head of the Female Founders Forum at The Entrepreneurs Network)
  • Annabel Denham (Director of Communications at Institute of Economic Affairs)
  • Gavin Rice (Policy Director at Centre for Social Justice)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 26 January 2022
9:15am Public
Universal Credit and childcare costs - Oral evidence 26 January 2022
9:15am
  • Charlotte McDonagh (Policy Advisor at Save the Children UK)
  • Ceri Smith (Head of Policy and Campaigns at Gingerbread)
  • Dr Rita Griffiths (Research Fellow at Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath)
  • Oliver Crunden (Senior Policy and Research Officer at Child Poverty Action Group)
10:15am
  • Helen Donohoe (Policy Adviser at Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)
  • Jonathan Broadbery (Director of Policy and Communications at National Day Nurseries Association)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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