Labour has set out ambitious and credible policies to secure the fairer future that children and families deserve.
Labour will support families by making childcare available and affordable as a Labour government moves Britain towards a modern childcare system that supports families from the end of parental leave through to the end of primary school. As a first step on that road, a Labour government will deliver breakfast clubs, which are crucial for children’s learning and development, in every primary school in England. Labour will fund these breakfast clubs and their workforce from the money raised by removing the non-domiciled tax status, a clear indication that, with Labour, children and families will come first, not the privileged few.
As part of Labour’s plans to ease the pressure on parents struggling to find childcare places, Labour will also remove legal barriers to councils delivering new childcare facilities, and ensure local authorities can use their revenue raising powers to support them. Labour will build on this with ambitious plans to expand early years support for families.
This is part of a series of short articles outlining current Labour thinking in key policy areas. The finer details are still being worked on, but taken together this provides a good understanding of how the UK will look under the next labour Government.