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Tax credits

Tax credits are means-tested state benefits that provide extra money to: People responsible for children Disabled workers Workers on lower incomes There are two types: Working Tax Credits Child Tax Credits You can get extra tax credits to help pay for some of your childcare…

Support while you study

  Discretionary Learner Support Discretionary Learner Support (DLS) helps students aged 19 and over meet the costs of a further education course. The money, which is paid by the learning provider (college) and funded by the Skills Funding Agency, can help with costs such as…

Free School Meals

Paying for school meals can be very expensive for some families; however parents who get certain government benefits and/or Tax Credits can get help by applying for free school meals. Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the…

Money and Welfare for Early Years (0 to 5)

Our Local Offer has information about benefits and entitlements that parents and carers can access to help with the additional expenses of having a child with special educational needs and disabilities. These can include: Disability Living Allowance for Children Child Tax Credit Financial help with…

Childcare vouchers

Your employer may be able to help you with childcare costs by providing childcare vouchers. You can convert up to £55 a week of your gross salary into tax-free and NI-exempt vouchers that you can use to pay for Ofsted registered childcare. The amount to…

City of London Childcare Affordability Scheme

Families living or working in the City of London with a combined income of less than £55,000 a year can access discounted places at some local nurseries. Eligibility Families must live in the City, or at least one parent must work here Couples must both…

30 Hours Free Childcare Entitlement

From September 2017 the free early education entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds across the England will be increased from 15 hours to 30 hours per week for working families. This is to support parents who are working, who wish to work or intend…
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