Chancellor George Osborne misses an opportunity at our Day Nursery Liverpool
Our Day Nursery Liverpool understands that families rely heavily on childcare so they can go out tow work. That’s why our Day Nursery Liverpool off Free Grant Places for 3-4 year olds.
With the average family now spending over 30 per cent of their disposable income on childcare, the Chancellor missed an opportunity to help working parents. In a truly modern economy, parents need real support – with school doors opening for longer and 25 hours free childcare for 1-4 year olds, to help increasingly stretched family budgets recover from the hit they’ve taken and to support mothers back into work.”
However she added: “Instead some of the measures announced will make life harder. With low income families already struggling, freezing working allowances for Universal Credit is yet more bad news for working parents.”
Anna Feuchtwang, chief executive at the National Children’s Bureau said: “The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has signalled that despite an apparently buoyant economy, there will be hard times ahead for many children and families as public spending is further curtailed to reduce the deficit.
“We know that austerity measures are hitting vulnerable children and their families hardest, and that child poverty is forecast to rise in this country. Yet despite this, the Chancellor has done little to make vulnerable children and young people a priority.