PACEY has today offered its support to draft
amendments to the Childcare Payments Bill, proposed by the
Family and Childcare
Trust which will make it easier for parents of disabled
children to access childcare. The amendments include
- Proposals for a
programme of pilots to enable parents of disabled children to
access childcare and return to work;
- Making 18 the maximum
age of eligibility for the childcare support in the Bill (including
tax-free childcare and the new Universal Credit), to bring it in
line with other support for disabled children;
- Improving the
flexibility of tax-free childcare and the childcare element of
Universal Credit for parents of disabled children.
MPs will consider these amendments in the
House of Commons tomorrow (21 October 2014); for more information
Childcare Payments Bill visit the Parliament UK website.
PACEY’s Chief Executive Liz Bayram gave
evidence at the Inquiry into Childcare for Disabled Children
back in June, after we asked you for your views on this issue.
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opportunities to make your voice heard!