Childcare Affordability Pilots (CAP09) - Disabled Children's Pilot: the importance of cost as a driver of family decisions about work and childcare: a data analysis report

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Goodman, Kevin
Department for Education
Date of publication
1 April 2011
Research Report DFE-RR102
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Disabled people
Social welfare
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The Childcare Affordability Pilots 2009 (CAP09) were set up amongst other things to assess the impact of providing alternative forms of childcare support to families moving into work. A number of pilots were set up across government departments and local authorities and this paper examines one of the three that were run by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs. The Disabled Children pilot offered to pay families with children the standard 80% of childcare support but with payment up to higher limits than under the current tax credits system. It concludes that raising the childcare limits for disabled children, in itself, had a negligible effect on moving families into work and childcare.

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