Report: The future of childcare support for working parents

This report assesses the value of childcare vouchers to both employers and employees. It includes a call to the government, from Working Families and the Childcare Voucher Providers Association, to keep childcare vouchers open alongside the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme.

Key findings:

  • Childcare vouchers are a widely-used benefit that is popular with parents and employers alike.
  • Many lower earners will lose out under Tax-Free Childcare, compared with childcare vouchers.
  • Vouchers give a significant role to employers, who value the scheme and being able to support working parents by demonstrating their commitment to family-friendly working practices. Likewise, parents find vouchers easy to access due to the involvement of their employer.