Much more help with the cost of childcare is now available through Universal Credit

This change may make a real difference to your family budget and tip the balance as to whether working more hours is financially beneficial to you.

From 28th June 2023 the maximum amount you can claim has gone up from

  • £646.35 to £950.92 for one child
  • £1108.04 to £1630.15 for two or more children

Even if you did not qualify for Universal Credit before, it may be that the new allowances will make you eligible, so it is worth doing a benefit check to find out. There are various different programmes such as “turn2us” and “entitledto” which you can use to put in various scenarios of hours and childcare costs to see what is best for you. You will need to enter your income, any savings your rent and council tax liability to get accurate results.

If you would prefer us to do a benefit check with you, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to hearing from you about this or any other issue, in whichever way suits you best. and submit and an enquiry

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