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Parents who are on low incomes and working less than 16
hours a week will be eligible for childcare support from 2013 under
Government plans revealed this week.
The Government say that this new step will benefit 80,000
families receiving the new single payment benefit Universal Credit
- to be launched in 2013 and will replace several benefits
including Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. The extended
childcare support will be worth up to £175 a week for families with
one child and £300 for those with two or more. An additional £300
million has been allocated to the Universal Credit budget to pay
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