What to make of Labour’s childcare announcement

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Childcare & Families

Now is a good time to talk about childcare. Costs are rocketing but incomes are not. All the while childcare support has been cut. None of this has passed by lower income families who are struggling to make work pay. It is young mums in particular who are often forced out of the labour market … Continued

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Inflation hits work incentives

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Wages & Income

New inflation stats are out tomorrow and they’re expected to show further rises in CPI and RPI. Aside from their brief peak in 2008, headline rates of inflation are now at their highest levels for 19 years. That’s prompting more discussion about the way rising prices are playing out for Britain’s households, from a nice graphic … Continued

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