The Children's Society's response to the government's childcare announcement

Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 16:01
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children's Society, said:

'Although it is important that the government is focussing its attention on the need to help families with childcare, it is of great concern that the poorest families are once again being missed out.

'Only around a fifth of the money earmarked by government will go to the country's low to middle income families receiving help through Tax Credits or Universal Credit.

'Effective support with childcare is crucial to help families move out of poverty by making work pay. By failing to target those most in need, the government has once again missed a crucial opportunity to help move children out of poverty.'

Source: Children's Society

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