Queen’s Speech Guarantees Hundreds of Parents in Bristol will Get Help with Childcare Costs

A major tax-free childcare package will help 12,660 families in the city of Bristol, Liberal Democrat Stephen Williams MP said today.

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.

Bristol West MP, Stephen Williams said:

"All children deserve the best start in life. The announcement in the Queen's Speech provides a huge boost to many families in Bristol.

"This is something Liberal Democrats have fought for and are now delivering in Government. Unlike tax breaks for marriage, that's a fair way to help families.

"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.

Liberal Democrat MP and Schools Minister, David Laws, added:

"It was announced that every infant will get a free school meal to help improve education attainment and child health.

"It comes on top of 15 hours free weekly childcare we have already delivered for all three and four year olds and pupil premium funding to help our schools.

"All these measures will help parents go to work and provide security for their families."