Queen’s Speech guarantees hundreds of parents in Ceredigion will get help with childcare costs

A major tax-free childcare package will help 1620 families in Ceredigion, Welsh Liberal Democrat Mark Williams said today (Wednesday, June 4).

Working families will get up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.

It means a family with two children under 12-years-old could benefit by up to £4,000 a year.

Mark Williams said: “The announcement in the Queen’s Speech provides a huge boost to hardworking families in Ceredigion.

“This is something Liberal Democrats have fought for and are now delivering in Government.  We are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society and this helps children get the best start in life.”

The Queen’s Speech outlines the legislative agenda for the Coalition Government over the next 12 months.

Mark Williams added: “It was announced every infant in England will get a free school meal to help improve education attainment and child health.  The Scottish Government have said they will follow suit and the Welsh Liberal Democrats believe the Welsh Labour Government should do likewise.”


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