Thousands of parents in Bristol to get help with childcare costs – Stephen Williams MP

A major childcare package is set to help 12,660 parents in Bristol according to Liberal Democrat Stephen Williams.

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

The Government has said it will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child.

For example, it means a family with two children under 12-years-old could benefit by up to £4,000 as a result.

Mr Williams said:

"This news provides a huge boost to families across Bristol.

"The Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society and this helps children get off to the best start in life.

"The Government has also said people on Universal Credit will get 85 per cent of childcare costs fully covered.

These measures will help parents in work and provide security for their families."