25 Mar, 2016

Report evaluating the impacts of Tax-Free Childcare and the Free Early Education Entitlement

DfE | February 2016

Frontier Economics has prepared a report for the DfE looking at the potential impact of Tax Free Childcare and the extension of the free places to 30 hours in England on parental work and the childcare market. The report shows that these policies have the potential to create incentives to raise employment rates and average weekly working hours for parents. At the same time these policies have the potential to create some uncertainties in the childcare market. They could raise the number of places and quality of the care offered by childcare providers, but also impact on pricing structures and on the offer of places to children not eligible for the free entitlement.