Reply To: Tax Credit – Child Care Element

Carol Meredith

You are supposed to tell tax credits if your child care costs cease or reduce by more than £10 per week for more than 4 weeks in a row. It sounds as if childcare costs will not do this in this case. There is only one school holiday that exceeds 4 weeks but even then the childcare provider will almost certainly still charge in order to keep the place open so your claimant will have an ongoing childcare cost.