Yesterday (7th September) the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, The Rt. Hon Elizabeth Truss MP visited the Enchanted Forest Nursery in Thornliebank with Paul Masterton MP.

The Chief Secretary had travelled to the nursery to discuss the UK Government’s Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme with workers and parents.

Tax- Free Childcare (TFC) offers working parents in Scotland up to £2,000 a year towards their childcare costs until their child turns 11.

Tax-Free Childcare also broadens access to childcare support for more working families, including parents whose employer doesn’t offer vouchers and the self-employed who can’t use vouchers.

Tax- Free Childcare (TFC) will also create a level playing field, with lone parent households now getting the same support as two-parent households.

It is part of the UK Government’s commitment to helping Scottish families keep more money in their pocket and supporting Scottish businesses and entrepreneurs.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Elizabeth Truss said:

‘It was great to visit Paul and the fantastic staff at the Enchanted Forest nursery, who work so hard to give their children the very best start in life’


‘By keeping taxes low and helping working parents with the cost of childcare, we are ensuring the broad shoulders of the UK are helping Scottish families, entrepreneurs and companies thrive’


East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton also commented:

‘Tax- Free Childcare demonstrates the UK Government’s commitment to hard working Scottish families. Many parents across East Renfrewshire will be able to benefit from Tax- Free Childcare and this support is very much welcome. I would encourage everyone to check their eligibility and take up this valuable entitlement.’