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Conservative Party officials are pressuring Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt to cut childcare costs in next month’s budget.
Robin Walker, the Conservative chairman of the Board of Education Choices, said he would press the Treasury Department to do more to help working parents with the burden of raising children.
Childcare Minister Claire Coutinho was asked by the Prime Minister on March 15 to consider reforms that are expected to form part of the prime minister’s budget. I understand.
But with finances under pressure, there is little room for more money to save parents money.
In an interview with GB News Gloria Meets On Gloria De Piero’s show, which airs at 6 p.m. Sunday, Walker said the high cost of childcare “is a challenge that keeps many women and some men from continuing their careers. For me, it’s the government. It’s a whole problem.”
Reforming child care will be a new priority for his commission, the lawmaker said.
And lawmakers from the Conservative Growth Group with ties to Liz Truss are considering what steps could be taken to increase the supply of childcare so more parents can return to work. doing.
“There are certainly things we can do before the next election to boost growth. Increasing the supply of childcare is one of them,” said a senior Tory caucus member. I.
Sources say too many childminders are leaving the system and the group will consider whether the tax system can be improved so that family members such as grandparents receive tax breaks for caring for their grandchildren.
Former education minister Walker told GB News that very high childcare costs and lack of available support are forcing many parents to return to work sooner than they would like.
He said “parenting will be this biggest issue” that his committee is considering, adding: The cost of living crisis has increased significantly, creating inflationary pressure on childcare centers.
“For me, the question is how can we make that case to the Treasury Department? How can I help claim to the Treasury Department?”
On Thursday, Mr Sunak visited Cornwall’s new family hub with his wife Akshata Murthy to highlight the government’s new investment in a network of 75 initial centers.
Mrs Reedsom also said she supports the idea of providing parents with a “flexible budget” that makes it easier for grandparents to take care of their responsibilities and allows them to choose how government money is spent.
she said politician: “We believe that parents need maximum flexibility in their decisions regarding their parenting needs.
“I would like to have a flexible budget for when my parents need to go back to work.
“I also want to support more informal parenting so that as grandparents take on caregiving responsibilities, I can help them do so. I would love to see a real surge in childminding because the home environment is so often the right answer.”