Childcare costs soar in Tameside under Tories

ange_with_kids.jpgCOSTS for childcare in Tameside have soared by more than £700 a year since 2010.

Parents in the borough are now spending £702 more for part-time childcare each year than they did in 2010, an increase of 12 per cent in six years. 

That works out at £126 for 25 hours of childcare every week, while wages have lagged behind.

A recent survey found that a third of parents struggle with the cost of childcare.

But he tax-free childcare promise by the Tories will be delayed for a SECOND TIME.

That means one in three families who were promised free childcare by the Tories at the last election are now set to miss out because of their broken promises.

Angela Rayner, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, said: “As a working mum and speaking to other mums, dads and grandparents in my constituency I know 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 in putting working people first.

"The Tories pre-election promises on free childcare have failed to match reality and it is children, parents and our economy that are now paying the price.”


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