High childcare costs making it impossible for families to escape poverty, says report

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Central Government and also in Communities, Finance

The Government should increase the proportion of childcare costs covered through Universal Credit from 70 to 80% to help poorer families, a new report claims. Barnardo’s 'Paying to Work' report claims that it is "impossible" for some of the UK's poorest families to get out of poverty due to high childcare costs that leave many parents earning nothing or even effectively paying for the privilege of working extra hours. The children's charity says that all three and four-year-olds, and many disadva...

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