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.


  1. 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

  2. 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

  1. Child Benefit tax calculator

    Work out the Child Benefit you've received and your High Income Child Benefit tax charge

  2. Tax credits: working out your childcare costs

    Work out your eligible weekly childcare costs, when to report a change in costs

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Guidance and regulation

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Claim Child Benefit

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

  1. Working Tax Credit

    Working Tax Credit - how much money you get, hours you need to work, eligibility, claim, tax credits when you stop work or go on leave

    • Guide
  2. Changes that affect your tax credits

    Why tax credits go up, down or stop - changes to your family or work life you need to report such as a change of address

    • Guide
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  1. 30 hours free childcare: summer term 2018

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
  2. 30 hours free childcare: early implementation evaluation

    • Department for Education
    • Research
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