Tuesday 9 March 2021 / 12:01 AM Early Years / Tulip Siddiq

Labour responds to report showing increase in childcare costs

Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, responding to Coram Family and Childcare’s 21st annual Childcare Survey finding that childcare costs have risen by 4 per cent as providers struggle to remain sustainable through the pandemic, said:

“The Government’s failure to support the early years sector is driving up the cost of childcare, which is soaring well above inflation at a time when family budgets are being squeezed by the pandemic. 

“The Chancellor’s Budget last week offered nothing to support the childcare sector or help families struggling with the costs of childcare. Instead, Rishi Sunak is hitting families’ pockets by hiking council tax and freezing key workers’ pay.

“The Government is putting our economic recovery at risk with its blatant disregard for the needs of working families.”