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Childcare Payments Act 2014

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Mr George Osborne
HM Treasury

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Childcare Payments Act 2014 c.28 19.12.2014

Latest news on the Childcare Payments Act 2014

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 17 December. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Childcare Payments Act 2014

The Bill introduces a new tax-free childcare scheme to support eligible parents with childcare costs.

Key areas

  • the Government would provide 20 per cent support on costs up to £10,000 per year for each child via an online account
  • the Government would top up any payments made into the account, capped at a maximum Government contribution of £2,000 a year for each child.

The Bill extends to the United Kingdom. In relation to Northern Ireland, the Bill requires a Legislative Consent Motion of the Northern Ireland Assembly

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