Childcare bill, offering 30 hours of free childcare/wk for 3- to 4-yr-olds, to be brought forward by 1 yr, due for implementation starting September 2016, Conservative Party says in e-mailed statement.
- Bill to be introduced to parliament Monday
- “My message is clear -- this government is on the side of working people -- helping them get on and supporting them at every stage of life,” Prime Minister David Cameron says in statement
- Total free childcare worth ~GBP5,000/yr, incl. existing GBP2,500 benefits
- NOTE: More than 1m families receive 15 hours of free childcare for 3- to 4-year-olds, party says
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