Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children, commenting on the IPPR report on childcare ‘Double Dutch’, said:
"This report suggests that the Dutch-style deregulation of childcare promoted by Tory Childcare Minister Liz Truss would increase costs and reduce quality. Parents are already facing a triple whammy on childcare with this Tory-led Government: higher costs, fewer places, and less support through tax credits.
"All the evidence shows that quality childcare can significantly improve a child’s development. Britain needs a One Nation Labour government which will deliver good childcare affordable to everyone."