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Government to double pre-school money

Fri, 27 Jun 2014


Government is doubling the money it spends on pre-school credit for families from £500,000 to £1 million.

The Minister for Policy and Reform says bringing in means-testing for child benefit has increased funds to pay for the additional pre-school support.

Parents of children who reach four between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 will be eligible for £800 towards pre-school.

Those in receipt of Employed Person's Allowance, Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance are entitled to £1,500.

Chris Robertshaw says it's for the benefit of the Island's children: 

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