Gordon Brown's government has plans to provide 10 free hours of childcare per week for the 2-year old children of the low as well as middle income parents.
But, in order to fund the concerned plan, the government will end tax breaks on childcare fees paid by the higher-income parents.
Sally Russell of Netmums. com (parenting website) said, "There will be concern among parents who will lose the opportunity to receive tax relief on their childcare."
But this will not affect those currently using vouchers to pay for nursery care because the plan will not come into effect until 2015 and tax relief will still be made available for those parents who use workplace nurseries.
Leading childcare voucher companies have said childcare vouchers were very popular employee benefit and government must protect it.
According to the government the plan would re-direct the funds to where these funds are needed the most. The plan would help around 250,000 two-year-old disadvantaged children.
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