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Hundreds of parents in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend to get help with childcare costs

A major childcare package is set to help 14,010 parents in the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend areas, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black said today. In total, 83,600 people in Wales will benefit.

Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.

The Government has said it will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child.

For example, it means a family with two children under 12-years-old could benefit by up to £4,000 as a result.

Mr. Black said: "Today's news provides a huge boost to hardworking families in the South Wales West region.

"The Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society and this helps children get off to the best start in life.

"The Government has also said people on Universal Credit will get 85 per cent of childcare costs fully covered.

"These measures will help parents to go to work and provide security for their families."

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