The government has announced that the Childcare Vouchers scheme will remain open to new entrants for a further six months, previously it was due to close to new entrants from April 6th 2018.
From October 2018, childcare voucher schemes will close to new applicants. You may be able to get Tax-Free Childcare instead.
You can keep getting vouchers if you’ve joined a scheme and get your first voucher before the scheme closes in October 2018, as long as:
- you stay with the same employer and they continue to run the scheme
- you don’t take an unpaid career break of longer than a year
Childcare vouchers may affect the amount of tax credits you get. Work out if you’d be better off taking childcare vouchers.