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In The Media & Newsletter » Margot Parker MEP - concerning to read that many parents are effectively locked out of work by childcare costs they cannot afford
It was concerning to read that many parents are effectively locked out of work by childcare costs they cannot afford.
Better and more affordable childcare is key - and let us remember that this childcare provision should also be available to parents working outside the normal 9am to 5pm working patterns.
For instance, there is huge, untapped workforce who simply cannot go back to work because, for example, they can only work weekends when their partner is home.
The Government should be doing all it can to make sure these aspects are also looked into closely when deciding childcare provision and costs.
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