British childcare is among the most expensive in the world and the government is being urged to do more to help with the costs in order to boost workforce participation among parents of young children, particularly women
British childcare is among the most expensive in the world and the government is being urged to do more to help with the costs in order to boost workforce participation among parents of young children, particularly women.
View 2 more storiesTo be eligible, both parents must be working more than 16 hours a week at minimum wage, with neither earning more than 100,000 pounds a year net.Children aged 11 or under are eligible, so this scheme can also be used to help fund wraparound care and holiday clubs once children are in school.
CHILDCARE VOUCHERSThis scheme is closed to new applicants, having been replaced by tax-free childcare, but is still used by many who were signed up to it before 2018.It allows parents to take up to 55 pounds a week of their wages free of tax or National Insurance to use to buy vouchers to spend on childcare.
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Factbox: What are the options for reforming British childcare support?The British government is under pressure to reform the help it provides with childcare costs that are among the most expensive in the world, in order to help get more parents back into work.
Factbox: Turkey’s anti-Erdogan bloc vows to reverse his legacyTurkey’s opposition alliance has vowed to reverse many of President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies if elected in a vote expected May 14, and on Monday named Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kilicdaroglu as their presidential candidate. Got to win first before talking issshhh This guy is a gift for Erdogan Remember well this and will see in May this year….. türkiye cumhuriyeti’nin 13. cumhurbaşkanı diyeceksin resimdeki beyfendiye reuters kardeşim
Factbox: What to look for at China’s NPC meeting of parliamentChina’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC), began its annual session on Sunday and is expected to unveil the biggest government reshuffle in a decade after setting a modest target for annual economic growth. Typical communist leaders. Everyone has to wear masks except for us. Non Player Character? In parliament?! Two cups of tea for Xi, one cup for everyone else
Factbox: Carbon capture and storage projects across EuropeEfforts to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store it underground storage have gained steam across Europe over the past few years as industries and governments seek to reduce emissions to meet their climate goals. Plant more trees. Problem solved
Factbox: Britain proposes new immigration law to stop small boatsBritain’s government has set out details for a new law barring the entry of asylum seekers to the UK in small boats, a proposal that some refugee charities say could be impractical and criminalize the efforts of thousands of genuine refugees There are no ‘legal’ routes to enter the UK to seek asylum under these Tories, as demonstrated by the Home Secretary is this clip: If anyone ever asks you for the definition of “equity”, try this: Everyone from fully-crappy countries is able to “seek asylum” in any less-crappy country, which will eventually make every less-crappy country a fully-crappy country. Quite simple actually. 😉 Just get a Ukrainian passport and you can do anything and have a house and Uk passport
NHS consultants ready to strike, warns British Medical AssociationThe union’s consultative ballot shows support for walkouts in England in pay and pensions dispute.