New childcare support is welcome but it’s skewed towards the affluent and misses out the poorest working families

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Welfare & Tax Reform

Overall there are 2.6 million working families who will be eligible for new childcare support announced in the Budget. This extra money (just under £1bn) will bring real help to those families who take it up and is very welcome. However, Resolution Foundation analysis published today shows for the first time how little this extra … Continued

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Four crucial questions raised by Government’s childcare reforms

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Childcare & Families

The government’s focus on childcare is welcome but the Resolution Foundation has serious concerns that the introduction of tax relief for childcare, as has been reported, will benefit those on higher incomes more than those for whom childcare costs present the greatest barriers to employment. Experience with employer supported childcare vouchers, which already offer tax … Continued

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Working families spared further childcare cuts

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Childcare & Families

Resolution Foundation’s calls for a rethink on childcare deliver success as the Government announces childcare support under the new Universal credit will be kept at current levels, compensating low to middle income working parents for 70% of their childcare costs. This is good news for working parents who had previously been threatened with a further … Continued

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Childcare fails to meet needs of growing numbers of parents working out of hours

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Childcare & Families

Childcare provision has failed to keep up with changing working patterns – with nearly 70% of all working parents now working ‘atypical’ hours. Many are struggling to find suitable childcare provision as a result, according to a new report from the independent think tank the Resolution Foundation. The report shows that at least one partner … Continued

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