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Childcare element WTC being paid straight to CMer's NOT parents

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mykidzrmyworld · 01/03/2007 23:13

petitions.pm.gov.uk/WTFCpayments/

Thought I'd pass this on to u lot to look at! Havent had chance to look into it myself and im off to bed now-night night

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Katymac · 02/03/2007 08:13

I think this is a good idea

I also think it could be abused

I think the CMers would be hard pressed to wait for the TC people to get organised as at the moment the onus is for parent to pay the money

They could absolve themselves of the responsibility & then say they are applying (even if they aren't eligible) and then do a flit when the minder (after x months) decides they aren't ever going to get paid

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ayla99 · 02/03/2007 08:49

Sounds like a good idea what happens when the family's circumstances change during the childcare agreement? At the moment its the parent's responsiblity to inform of any changes in hours/costs of childcare. If the childminder is being paid the responsibility surely ought to be the childminders? and if the parent's earnings/job changes their entitlement would be affected but what right does the childminder have to this personal information?

And there are likely to be complications/errors where families use 2 or more childcarers.

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Katymac · 02/03/2007 08:55

I do wonder if actual vouchers should be used tho' then they can't be spent on anything else

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StrawberrySnowflakes · 02/03/2007 09:42

i didnt really know how parents got paid chilcare credits, until one mindees parent said they wanted to reveiw contract as they felt it didnt suit them(paying too much even tho we signed contracts and fully inderstood what would happen) it was then i discovered it was because ther tax credits got paid into ther account and they were spending it on other things!!!

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