Supporting People into Work: Childcare Costs

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 23 January 2023.

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Photo of Kate Hollern Kate Hollern Labour, Blackburn

Soaring childcare costs are compounding the cost of living crisis and in some cases pricing them out of work. According to the Coram childcare survey, parents in the north-west are paying on average £1,150 a month for a nursery place for a two-year-old. What plans does the Minister have to support parents who are out of work, looking to increase their hours or on a low wage and struggling with overbearing costs?