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Queens Speech, 04/06/14 [S]

The UK government has announced its legislative agenda for the year ahead, in the Queen's Speech.

There are 11 bills to be presented to Parliament over the next year and three that have been published in draft form for pre-legislative scrutiny.

Among the Bills are the Childcare Payments Bill. A new tax-free childcare subsidy worth up to 2,000 a year per child will be introduced in the autumn of 2015. All parents with children under the age of 12 will be eligible, if they are in paid work and earn less than 150,000 a year. For every 8 paid by parents towards the cost of childcare, the state will provide a 2 top-up. The existing employer-supported childcare scheme will be repealed.

For full details see the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Commons Hansard 4 June 2014