Benefit Update

Uc Childcare Pn Govuk Img 0523

Published: 30/06/2023

Low-income families will be able to access increased childcare support from 28 June 2023. 

The amount that parents in receipt of Universal Credit can claim back monthly for their childcare costs will increase to £951 for one child and £1,630 for two or more children. This is a rise of 47% from the previous limits of £646 for one child or £1,108 for two or more children. 

More help will also be given to parents starting work or who are reducing their working hours to ensure they can cover the costs of childcare.  Those parents will also receive up to 85% of their childcare costs back before their next month’s bills are due – meaning they should have money to pay childcare costs one month in advance going forward.

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