PRIME Minister David Cameron will today launch a commission on childcare which will look into how to bring down the cost to parents and increase the supply of places.
Childcare is now one of the top cost-of-living burdens on families, with a recent Daycare Trust report suggesting that the average annual cost of part-time care for an under-two now tops £5,000 – with prices up to three times that level in London.
With the rising cost of childcare outstripping wage increases, some parents may be forced out of work, warned the Trust.
The new commission will look at ways of driving down costs by reducing the red-tape burden on providers.
Today we ask: Should the Government contribute to the childcare costs of parents who work?