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Universal credit proposals on childcare could discriminate against lowest earners

Universal credit proposals on childcare could discriminate against lowest earners

The Government’s new childcare proposals under universal credit discriminate against the lowest earners who will struggle to afford to go out to work, says Gingerbread.…

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Spending on childcare rises, but many parents rarely or never ask family for help

Spending on childcare rises, but many parents rarely or never ask family for help

More than half of parents in the UK are spending over 20% of their monthly salary on childcare, but many rarely or never ask their family for help, according to new research from GoodCareGuide.co.uk, the independent TripAdvisor style website for the care industry.…

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Childcare plans 'unlikely to be effective'

Childcare plans 'unlikely to be effective'

There is little evidence that government plans for additional spending on childcare will help more women back into work, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.…

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Over half of working mums would like to work less

Over half of working mums would like to work less

A fifth of working mothers would like to increase their hours, but 57% would like to work less, according to a Department of Education study.…

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Former government advisor proposes children stay in school till 6pm 

Former government advisor proposes children stay in school till 6pm 

A  former adviser to prime minister David Cameron has called for children to be in school from 9am to 6pm.

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