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£1,200 childcare cost pledge

Families are to receive up to £1,200 a year towards childcare costs from 2015. The pledge will reportedly only apply to families in which both parents work and earn less than £150,000 a year. The Budget will be announced on Wednesday.

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Government raises childcare funds but with some delay

Parents will be able to claim up to £1,200 per child under new childcare plans unveiled and promoted today by David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

The Coalition leaders met parents at a nursery in south London with the welcome news that from 2015 they will have 20 per cent of rising childcare costs covered.

But, as ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports, the delay for the new funding pledge to take effect has been criticised.

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