Where next for childcare policy? Learning from the 2004 childcare strategy

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Tax and Welfare

In 2004, the Government launched a 10-Year Childcare Strategy that set the policy agenda for a decade. The event will launch the Family and Childcare Trust’s review of the achievements of the last ten years of childcare policy, developments under two successive administrations and identify key policy lessons for the future. The Rt Hon Margaret … Continued

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Meeting the childcare challenge for working parents – Elizabeth Truss MP

Thursday 13 February 2014

Tax and Welfare

Childcare is rising up the political agenda in the approach to the 2015 election and its costs can have a significant bearing on the living standards of working parents. In a keynote speech, Elizabeth Truss MP (Minister for Education and Childcare) set out the government’s agenda for meeting the challenge of high-quality and affordable childcare … Continued

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The future of childcare with Amber Rudd MP

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Tax and Welfare

Despite major government investment since the mid-2000s childcare continues to represent a significant cost for working parents, meaning that many second earners can find that they are no better-off in work. The government is consulting on plans to spend an extra £1 billion per year on additional childcare support, but at present this additional support … Continued

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The future of childcare with Yvette Cooper MP

Monday 23 September 2013

Tax and Welfare

Despite major government investment since the mid-2000s childcare continues to represent a significant cost for working parents, meaning that many second earners can find that they are no better-off in work. The government is consulting on plans to spend an extra £1 billion per year on additional childcare support, but at present this additional support … Continued

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The future of childcare with Julian Astle (adviser to Nick Clegg)

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Tax and Welfare

Despite major government investment since the mid-2000s childcare continues to represent a significant cost for working parents, meaning that many second earners can find that they are no better-off in work. The government is consulting on plans to spend an extra £1 billion per year on additional childcare support, but at present this additional support … Continued

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Seminar: The Future Financing of Childcare

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Tax and Welfare

As part of changes to the benefits system and the introduction of universal credit, the Government has announced that it is rethinking the way in which government provides support for childcare for working parents but has not yet settled on a financing mechanism. Options include: providing support for childcare through a voucher or discount system, … Continued

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