CHILDCARE COSTS in Tameside and Stockport soar under the Tories

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Shadow Education Secretary Lucy Powell at a childcare centre

New analysis by the Labour Party reveals that parents in Tameside are now spending 12 per cent more for part-time childcare than they did in 2010, and parents in Stockport are paying 33 per cent more.

Across the North West, where the cost of part-time childcare for children aged two and over has risen by 51 per cent per-cent over the last parliament, parents are now spending £1,772.16 more than they did in 2010.

This adds to the growing list of Tory failures in childcare policy, as their own survey recently found a third of parents struggle with the cost of childcare. Hidden in the recent Budget, it was reported that the tax-free childcare rollout, promised in 2013, will be delayed for a SECOND TIME. One in three families promised free childcare by the Tories at the last election are now set to miss out because of broken promises.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“I know from speaking to mums, dads and grandparents in Tameside and Stockport how hard it is to find and afford childcare. All we have seen from this Government is failure after failure on childcare. Soaring costs and broken promises are badly letting down families up and down the country who continue to struggle with the cost of living.

“These figures are yet more evidence that the Tories are just not serious putting working people first. Their pre-election rhetoric on childcare has failed to match reality and it is children, parents and our economy that are paying the price.”

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