HMRC

HMRC to help pay cost of children’s summer holiday activities

The tax body is reminding working families that they can use Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for their childcare costs ahead of the summer holidays

HMRC is reminding working families in the UK that they can use Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for their childcare costs ahead of the summer holidays.

The childcare top-up can be used to assist in paying for accredited holiday clubs, childminders or sports activities, and is available for children aged up to 11, or 17 if the child has a disability.

For every £8 deposited into an individual’s account, families will receive an additional £2 in government top-up, which is capped at £500 every three months

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s director general for customer services, said: “We want to help kids stay active this summer, whether they are going to summer holiday clubs or a childminder.

“A childcare top-up will go a long way towards helping parents plan and pay for summer activities to keep their kids happy and healthy.”

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