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Consultation on childcare support for working parents

A consultation will be launched on Monday on a £1 billion scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare. Photo: PA Wire

Government plans designed to make it easier for mothers to go out to work are due to be unveiled.

A consultation will be launched on Monday on a £1 billion scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare.

The scheme, unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne's Budget in March, would offer up to £1,200 a year per child to couples where both parents work.

Around 2.5 million households are expected to receive childcare vouchers, which will be available to anyone earning under £150,000 - so couples with a combined income of £300,000 could benefit.

Political Correspondent Claire Stewart reports: