Ed Miliband plots new campaign on rising costs of childcare in 2014

Specifically Labour would be campaigning on measure to bring down the cost of
childcare in 2014, after successfully targeting energy and pay day loan

He said: “People do not want the earth. They would much prefer some very
specific promises, specific things about what a government will do – whether
it’s freezing energy bills, taking action on pay day lenders, or tackling
issues around childcare which lots of working parents face. All of this is
adding up to a programme for how we can change things. It’s clearly costed,
it’s credible and it’s real.”

The party is understood to be examining whether it can fund “a big offer” on
childcare in its manifesto for the 2015 general election.

One suggestion is for the part to commit to a pledge to bring in universal
state-funded childcare for preschool-age children.

A report from the Labour leaning Institute for Public Policy Research argued
that a huge expansion of childcare would pay for itself over time.

This was because many mothers would go back to work if there were better
affordable childcare.

The IPPR suggested that attracting 280,000 women back into the labour market
would save almost £1.5billion in extra tax revenue and lower spending on
benefits and tax credits.

Family policies are expected to be at the heart of Labour’s manifesto to win
the 2015 general election.

Earlier this year, Jon Cruddas, the backbench MP who is developing ideas for
the manifesto, suggested prospective fathers could be paid to go to
antenatal classes and hospital appointments with their expectant partners.

Mr Cruddas’s comments give a clear indication that policies towards families
will form a key plant of Labour’s 2015 general election manifesto.

In the two minute video, Mr Miliband said that he would remain “remain
relentlessly focused in 2014 on dealing with the cost-of-living crisis”.

He said: “We are in the midst of the biggest cost-of-living crisis in a

“Whether it’s people being unable to afford the weekly shop or worried about
the gas and electric bill – or saying ‘I have always thought of myself as
reasonably well off but I’m really having trouble making ends meet’.

“People are thinking they have made the sacrifices – and the Government keeps
telling them that everything is fixed. But it does not seem fixed to them.
Surely we can do better than this as a country.”

He continued: “We are going to show to people in 2014 how by standing up for
the right people, by being willing to take on the powerful interests and
make big changes in our economy, we can deal with the cost of living crisis
both now and in the future so that we can earn and grow our way to a higher
standard of living for people.”

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