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Parents 'to be able reclaim up to £1,200 of childcare costs'

The government has promised to create a "better" childcare system for parents, by allowing them to claim back up to £1,200 a year in costs per child.

The UK has some of the highest childcare costs in the world, with many people with two or more children saying it does not make financial sense for both parents to work.

Alison Holt reports.

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