Alison McGovern MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Families, responding to the Aviva Family Finances Report finding that working parents are being hamstrung by childcare costs, said:
“Under David Cameron, childcare costs have rocketed by 30 per cent since 2010. Wages are down by £1,600 and the availability of childcare has plummeted.
"Labour’s plan for childcare will make work pay and boost the economy. We will increase free childcare for working parents with three and four year olds from 15 to 25 hours, making a real difference to hard-pressed parents. Our legal guarantee of a childcare place for parents of primary school children will also help mums and dads balance work and family life.”