The Government’s Childcare Bill would make it even more difficult for single parents of young children to increase their working hours, a charity has warned.

The Gingerbread charity, who provide advice and practical support for single parents, has expresses concerns that plans set out in the new Childcare Bill would exclude around 20,000 single parents from extended hours childcare.

Eligibility criteria has been increasingly tightened over the past months, the charity says, despite a pledge in the Tory Party 2015 manifesto to offer 30 hours of free childcare to all working parents of three and four-year-olds.

Source: Tory Childcare Bill Undermines Commitment To ‘Make Work Pay’ | Welfare Weekly

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