The government has confirmed that, whilst they are sill committed to the scheme, the implementation of Tax-Free Childcare has been delayed until early 2017. The delay has been attributed to the legal challenge of the appointment of NS&I to deliver Tax-Free Childcare.
The current Childcare Voucher Scheme will remain open to new entrants until Tax-Free Childcare is launched. Parents who wish to remain in a Childcare Voucher Scheme once Tax-Free Childcare is launched will be able to do so, as long as their current employer continues to offer a Childcare Voucher Scheme
Additional information is available from HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs is available here