PARENTS will be able to get 30 hours of free childcare and tax-free childcare until October even if their income has dropped due to coronavirus.
The schemes usually require working parents to earn at least the national minimum wage for 16 hours a week for the next three months to qualify.
For example, someone above the age of 25 would have to earn at least £1,813.76 over three months.
But HMRC has today confirmed eligible parents whose income has fallen as a result of Covid-19 will now continue to receive support until October 31.
Key workers who exceed the maximum income threshold of £100,000 for the 2020/2021 tax year for the same reason will also still be eligible.
The 30 hours of free childcare are available to working parents in England with children who are three and four years old.