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Childcare Funding (Wales) Act 2019

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4.The Act imposes a duty on the Welsh Ministers to fund childcare for the children of working parents, as long as the children and parents meet specific eligibility criteria. The Act also gives the Welsh Ministers power to make regulations to make arrangements for the establishment of a national application and eligibility checking system for the childcare funding scheme and will permit the making of provision to allow for the sharing of data between specified persons (for example, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and other UK Government Departments) to facilitate this.

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Text created by the Welsh Government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Welsh Parliament.


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