6,000 families in Solihull to get help with childcare costs - Burt

A major childcare package is set to help 6,050 families in Solihull, Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt said today.

Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.

The government has said it will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child.

For example, it means a family with two children under 12 years old could benefit by up to £4,000 as a result.

The government has also said people on Universal Credit will get 85 per cent of childcare costs fully covered.

Mrs Burt said, "Today's news provides a huge boost to hard-working families in Solihull.

"If you're earning more than £50 a week you can benefit from this provision.

"These measures will help parents who want to go to work."

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