Universal credit and childcare

Post date: 
16 February 2022
Written by: 

Kirsty McKechnie

Welfare rights adviser, Early Warning System

This PDF iconreport looks at the challenges universal credit poses for parents who rely on it to pay for their childcare costs and for childcare staff who rely on it to supplement their incomes.

It includes Early Warning System evidence about the difficulties parents have meeting upfront costs, reporting their childcare and the impact of error by DWP in awarding childcare costs through universal credit.