Almost 3,000 families in Cambridge and more than £17,000 across the county will benefit from a major tax-free childcare package.
The news that working families will receive up to £2,000 towards the cost of childcare has been welcomed by Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert.
“This is a huge boost for hard-working families,” said Julian. “We have fought hard in government to make it easier for families to afford the high costs of good childcare and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver this.”
In Cambridge, 2,900 families will benefit from the childcare package and 17,740 families will be better off across the county as a whole.
It means a family with two children under 12 could benefit by up to £4,000 a year.
“This is a significant amount of money,” said Julian, “and it could make the difference between both parents being able to work, or one being forced to stay home because they can’t afford childcare. We want both parents to have that choice.”