The increase in childcare hours.
Child Tax Credits being stopped for more than two children
Families will no longer be able to claim child tax credit for more than two children come April; this was announced last year by Chancellor George Osbourne. For parents who have three or more children and are already claiming will still be able to claim, it is only going to affect families claiming after April 6th, 2017
Increase in Minimum Wage
Come April employers will see a rise in the minimum wage, it will increase to £7.50 for over 25s. 18-20 is £5.60 and 21-24-year-olds will increase to £7.05.
By 2020 the national minimum wage is likely to rise to £9 per hour for over 25’s
Offering employers funds for apprenticeship place
In April employers will be given money to offer apprenticeships and on the job training for over 16s. A new levy on business will fund three million apprenticeships.