Financial help if you have children

Financial support for childcare, when you're having a baby or if you're studying. Child benefit, tax credits.


  • Help paying for childcare

    Help with the cost of paying for approved childcare - Tax-Free Childcare, 15 and 30 hours childcare, childcare vouchers, tax credits, Discretionary Learner Support

  • Tax credits calculator

    Calculate how much tax credit (including working tax credits and child tax credits) you could get in total, from today's date to the end of the 2017 to 2018 tax year

  • Claim Child Benefit

    Child Benefit - child benefit rates, eligibility, how to claim, child benefit claim form CH2

  • Child Tax Credit

    Child Tax Credits if you're responsible for one child or more - how much you get, tax credit calculator, eligibility, claim tax credits

  • Check what help you could get with childcare costs

    Check what help you might be able to get with childcare schemes like tax credits, Tax-Free Childcare, childcare vouchers and free childcare or education for 2 to 4-year-olds

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Guidance and regulation

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News and communications

  1. ‘Open HMRC’ – Alexa helps tax credits customers
  2. Reduce school holidays stress with help for childcare costs
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