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Tax-Free Childcare (TFC)

The new Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme – an alternative to childcare vouchers -has been rolled out by government.
Whilst some families may be better off with TFC, many will not. So we’re here to help you help your employees understand the differences between TFC and childcare vouchers, so they can make the right choice for your family.
There are a number of eligibility criteria but, assuming your employee’s family is eligible for both schemes, a general rule of thumb is that childcare vouchers may be better for smaller families with lower childcare costs, and TFC better for larger families with higher childcare costs.
However, they can’t switch back and forth between the two schemes, as their childcare needs change. Families who register for TFC can’t switch to childcare vouchers at a later date, but parents who are registered for childcare vouchers can switch to TFC.
Your childcare voucher scheme will close to new entrants in October 2018, but it will remain open for those parents already taking childcare vouchers, and who want to continue taking them (for as long as they remain eligible).
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To understand what government help is available to help parents with their childcare costs please visit