Read this yesterday and it's certainly corroborated by personal experience:
BBC NEWS | UK | Charity says childcare costs soar.
I was listening yesterday to the Children's Minister yesterday and she said that most families can get some help.
I thought, oh really, some good news this morning?
And then she went on saying that funding is available to families earning less than £40k per couple.
Indeed she's quoted here:
Beverley Hughes, the children's minister at Westminster, said: "I recognise that childcare costs are a serious matter for some families in some areas.
Do they really believe their spin or is that sheer hypocrisy?
The AVERAGE national salary was little under £30k in 2005-2006, meaning it's way above in outer London, where the cost of childcare is higher.
BOTTOM LINE: this is a serious handicap for women who want to pursue a career and a strong contributor to gender inequality.
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