Change the way universal credit pay for childcare

Change the way universal credit pay for childcare

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Lucy Davis started this petition to Government

As a single working mother I can not afford to pay for childcare upfront and claim the costs back. Often times due to glitches in the system childcare fee evidence that has been paid has not be declared leaving people without the money to cover their childcare as it then goes to a decision maker who will decide whether to pay it or not. Often times people are unable to pay childcare in one assessment period and they are missing out on their childcare fees being covered because of this. This is wrong. If people could afford childcare costs upfront we wouldn’t need to be claiming for them in the beginning. The new system is forcing working families in to poverty and destitution and it needs to be changed. Please help me fight this and change the way universal credit are running how childcare payments are made! Childcare should be paid on receipt of an invoice regardless of whether it has been paid by the parent so parents can then pay the childcare and not have to worry about where the money is coming from and will they receive it back to pay for the next bill. Working as a parent is stressful enough as it is without the worry of whether your childcare costs will be covered up to 85% or not 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!