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Childcare costs prohibit working mums

It has been revealed by The Daycare Trust that on average UK mums are paying in excess of £8000 a year for a full-time nursery place for their child. Despite a number of assurances by the UK government that working mums will be accommodated via various allowances and tax incentives, it would appear that many of these promises have yet to materialise into the real world. Headline after headline suggests that UK mums are being welcomed back into the workplace when in reality not only are nursery places very scarce but they are very expensive as well.

The Daycare Trust has also revealed that nursery costs are rising significantly higher than the current rate of inflation which effectively means that year by year they are rising in real terms. The fact that money has never been tighter in many homes across the UK could in due course push more working mums out of the workplace and back full-time looking after their children.

Childcare for working parents has been a problem for some time and despite a number of attempts to resolve some of the major issues such as cost and availability it would seem on the surface that very little progress has been made over the last few years.

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