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Plans to scrap Government childcare vouchers delayed by six months

Plans to scrap Government childcare vouchers have been delayed by six months

Plans to scrap Government childcare vouchers have been delayed by six months.

Offered by employers, they can save parents up to £930 a year.

The scheme was set to close to new entrants on April 5 and be replaced by tax-free childcare, which entitles families to claim up to £2,000 a year per child. 

But not all will be better off under the new system: some middle-earners could lose up to £500 a year.

MPs asked for a rethink, saying it disproportionately benefited the rich. The voucher scheme will stay open for another six months.

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