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Help with childcare costs - do you qualify?

If you work and pay for childcare you may be able to get tax credits to help with the costs. You have to work for at least 16 hours a week to qualify. You may still qualify if you worked 16 hours or more before going on maternity, paternity, adoption or sick leave.

How much can you get?

You can get up to 80 per cent of what you pay in childcare, to a maximum of:

  • £175 per week for one child
  • £300 per week for two or more children

The amount you get depends on your income. The lower your income, the more tax credits you can get.

For more information about tax credits, click here.

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