Childcare voucher scheme extended for six months

Last week the Department for Education announced that they are delaying the closure of childcare vouchers for six months, until October 2018. Speaking in Parliament, Damien Hinds MP said: “I have heard the concerns that have been raised about this and the timing, and I can confirm that we will be able to keep the voucher scheme open for a further six months to new entrants.”

The six month extension was granted following a vote in Parliament on a number of measures the Secretary of State for Education hope to put in place by directive.

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