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Newsletter June 2019

newsletter June 2019

Tax Free Childcare

Parents are advised to make sure they are aware of the Tax-Free Childcare and how it could reduce their childcare costs.

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme available to working parents, including the self-employed, with children aged 0 to 11.

Eligible parents can get up to £2,000 per child per year towards qualifying childcare. For clients with 2 children, it could mean a £4,000 saving per year on the family’s budget.

Parents can use it on a wide range of registered childcare, including:

  • childminders
  • nurseries
  • breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday clubs.

For disabled children, the scheme is available up to the age of 16 with a maximum government contribution of £4,000 per child per year.

The scheme replaces Childcare Vouchers, which is now closed to new applicants. The government says Tax-Free Childcare is better than the old system as it is open to both employed and self-employed people, meaning about a million more families qualify for help.

It is also paid per child rather than per parent, allowing lone-parent households to get the same amount of support.

However, the scheme has suffered from technical glitches - including last year when 22,000 payments were not passed onto childcare providers - and the help available has been criticised for adding to parent confusion.

To check your eligibility please visit to find out more information and how to apply.


1 June 2019 - Due date for Corporation tax for companies with an accounting period ended 31 July 2018.

7 June 2019 - Due date for filing and payment of VAT for the period ended 31 March 2019, unless you submit a paper return then the date is 30 April 2019.

Monthly Dates:

19th of the Month:

Due date for postal payments of PAYE, NIC and CIS deductions and on-line filing deadline for CIS300 monthly return to HMRC.

22nd of the Month:

Due date for electronic payments of PAYE, NIC and CIS deductions to HMRC.