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We're taking the long-term decisions to grow our economy & reward workers.

We're cutting National Insurance contributions and saving the average worker £900 a year.

Click the video to estimate how much you could save 👇

Being a working parent is one of the hardest jobs around, but we’re helping to make it that little bit easier.

Our expansion of childcare support is now underway, with eligible working parents of 2-year-olds across England getting help with the cost of childcare ⬇️

Today the first stage of the country’s largest expansion in childcare begins.

Thousands of working parents of two-year-olds are now able to access 15 hours a week of government-funded childcare.

Here’s how it works 👇

📣 The National Living and Minimum Wages have increased today, benefitting around 3 million workers across the UK.

Learn more about the new rates 👉 https://checkyourpay.campaign.gov.uk/

There's lots changing this month:

📈 National Living Wage increased to £11.44
👶 15-hours free childcare for over 2-year-olds
💷 National Insurance cuts for workers
⚡ Energy bills are down

From today we’re backing British creativity with business and tax reliefs for:

🎬 Indie film
🎭 Theatres and orchestras
✨ VFX and SFX companies
🎥 Production studios

To support our creative industries and work towards our goal of £50bn of growth by 2030

As families come together this Easter, I want to pay tribute to the amazing work churches and Christian communities do in parishes across the country.

Your values of compassion, service and family are at the heart of our national life.

I wish everyone a very Happy Easter.

“It feels completely right, and it did from the first moment. One thing I know is I'll never take my wedding ring off.” 
Today we celebrate 10 years since the first same-sex marriages took place in the UK.  
Stephen and Guy were among the first to tie the knot. This is their…

Lost pets will be reunited with owners more quickly due to improvements to the cat and dog microchipping system.

Reforms will make systems easier to use, helping vets, local authorities and organisations like @Battersea_ reunite pets and owners 🐾

👉 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-lost-pets-to-return-home-as-microchipping-system-reformed

Ten years ago, the first same-sex marriages took place in the UK.

That is something we can all be proud of.

A decade on, @David_Cameron looks back on passing the legislation that made marriage equality possible.

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