Childcare costs: Parents to be thousands of pounds worse off under Government plans to expand tax relief, says think …

Dalia Ben-Galim, associate director at the IPPR, said:
“Tax-free childcare on its own will not make childcare more affordable for
families. The Government has not got a plan to regulate the market, nor
control prices, which makes pumping tax relief into the system a short-term
fix with long-term price rise consequences.”

Dr Ben-Galim said Chancellor George Osborne may announce further measures to
help parents with the high cost of childcare in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement.

But with childcare costs running way above inflation, a more “radical”
approach to reform is needed, she said.

“Direct childcare provision or direct payments to childcare providers would be
more effective at achieving lower childcare costs and would be more
effective at driving up quality provision,” she said.

Last month, Maria Miller, minister for women and equalities, called on
businesses to do more to encourage women to succeed at work, suggesting they
should promote greater flexible working to make it easier to juggle home and
work life.

She said the Government was “playing its part” by introducing a new system of
shared parental leave and flexible working from 2015, as well as a new tax
break for childcare costs for working families.

But the IPPR study suggests the planned changes on childcare do not go far
enough, said Dr Ben-Galim.

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