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Desperate Housewife seeks advice - 2023/02/16 15:24 Hi - is anyone else in the same position as me? I need to return to work, as my family desperately need the money, but it seems that due to the very high childcare costs, minimal entitlement to childcare Tax Credit and lack of part-time/term-time only job opportunities, I'm fated to stay at home, living on 55 pounds per week Tax Credit, until my oldest child reaches the age of 14 and is allowed to babysit his younger sister. He won't be 14 for another 5 years! - by which time I'll be in my 40's, when most people are reaching the summit of their careers. Because my husband earns 17,000 per annum, (a third of which goes on the mortgage), there seems to be very little financial sense in me going to work (I've only ever done basic clerical work), as our Tax Credit would be reduced to the extent that after paying for childcare, we would be only three pounds better off per week! I'm starting to get very depressed and feel trapped and helpless - I really want to help my family financially, but it seems impossible for me to do so. I read that 75% of mothers work - how do they manage it? What about mothers such as myself who have no extended family to help out with childcare and are not high earners but are not entitled to much help via Tax Credits? What do they do?
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