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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10220898/Families-with-two-working-parents-will-be-offered-Government-help-with-childcare.html

Families with two working parents will be offered taxpayer-funded help with child care, worth up to £1,200 a child, under new plans - but critics describe system as “insult” to single-earner families.

Ministers will disclose that they are pressing ahead with a £1billion online voucher system that, they say, will benefit about 2.5million households, but that has been described as an “insult” to single-earner families.

Even families with two parents earning as much as £150,000 each will get the payments, intended to make it easier for mothers in particular to return to work.

However, about 1.2million parents — mostly mothers — who choose to stay at home to look after their children will not be eligible for the help. The benefit will eventually apply to each child under the age of 12.

When it was first floated the proposal came under heavy fire from stay-at-home mothers, many of whom had already lost child benefit under separate welfare reforms.

It doesn't say how much of this £1200 they'll be eligible for if you earn £150k but I'm guessing this is to help rich Londoners meet child care costs as both need to work to pay the rent / mortgage?

Clearly if the other half isn't working they need to get out and earn more worthless credits to hand over to the bankers.

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What about the single working mothers/fathers......they need the help as much if not more than two parent two wage working families.....out and out discrimination....the polices only get worse. :angry:

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It doesn't say how much of this £1200 they'll be eligible for if you earn £150k but I'm guessing this is to help rich Londoners meet child care costs as both need to work to pay the rent / mortgage?

Clearly if the other half isn't working they need to get out and earn more worthless credits to hand over to the bankers.

Lovely - an extra £100 per month tax free to put towards your new £600k Help to Buy purchase.

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More people in work means more capacity to increase personal debts. Throwing a grand at someone in order that they might stay working is chicken feed, and there's always the chance that Govt. will hit the jackpot and the additional worker will take out a mortgage dependent on their earnings.

Dual income necessity is just one of the tools used to help force people to pay for bank bailouts etc.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10220898/Families-with-two-working-parents-will-be-offered-Government-help-with-childcare.html

It doesn't say how much of this £1200 they'll be eligible for if you earn £150k but I'm guessing this is to help rich Londoners meet child care costs as both need to work to pay the rent / mortgage?

Clearly if the other half isn't working they need to get out and earn more worthless credits to hand over to the bankers.

Amazing that Cameron's Tories have bought in so whole heartedly to the Marxist agenda of the 1960s and 1970s which was essentially to make child rearing a function of the state. The party really ought to be sued under the Trades Description Act as should Labour who masquerade as a political entity that is supposed to be looking after the workers. At heart this is just more dole for the corporations who, of course, are what all the UK political parties represent regardless of the colour of their rosette

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It doesn't say how much of this £1200 they'll be eligible for if you earn £150k but I'm guessing this is to help rich Londoners meet child care costs as both need to work to pay the rent / mortgage?

Clearly if the other half isn't working they need to get out and earn more worthless credits to hand over to the bankers.

Or you can see it as just a tax refund ?

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More people in work means more capacity to increase personal debts. Throwing a grand at someone in order that they might stay working is chicken feed, and there's always the chance that Govt. will hit the jackpot and the additional worker will take out a mortgage dependent on their earnings.

Dual income necessity is just one of the tools used to help force people to pay for bank bailouts etc.

Yes.....instead of the old way of one wage earner able to earn a living wage and one child minder with one small mortgage to pay....now we have to have two full time workers and a full time paid child carer caring for other peoples children who have to both work to pay for the high cost of living and the cost of servicing huge mortgage debt.....they call it progress, that makes us all so much richer. ;)

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No surprise from the party (parties? - so little is heard from the coalition partners these days - maybe it's shame) that brought people Help to Buy and park on the yellows.

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Canary Wharf. A proliferation of nurseries and parents commuting with their tiny children. There's even an emergency nursery in case normal childcare breaks down. These children have everything they want materially, yet play on concrete whilst both parents work.

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Not a bad idea.I say take it a step further and have a minimum threshold BELOW which you don't get any help. Give the professionals a hand for a change, after all it's mainly these people's taxes keeping the country afloat. The single mothers get enough help.

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Not a bad idea.I say take it a step further and have a minimum threshold BELOW which you don't get any help. Give the professionals a hand for a change, after all it's mainly these people's taxes keeping the country afloat. The single mothers get enough help.

Not if they are working full time. ;)

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Ok, what am I missing? Whilst I'm all for one working parent families, surely they have a parent that stays at home, so what child care assistance do they need if they're at home with the kids all day?

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Canary Wharf. A proliferation of nurseries and parents commuting with their tiny children. There's even an emergency nursery in case normal childcare breaks down. These children have everything they want materially, yet play on concrete whilst both parents work.

It's little different from the Chinese Sweat shops where the parent workers tie their kids up outside for the length of the shift.

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Amazing that Cameron's Tories have bought in so whole heartedly to the Marxist agenda of the 1960s and 1970s which was essentially to make child rearing a function of the state.

Dave probably thinks that child rearing is delegated to prep schools and Eton

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A voucher system is already in place that allows you to pay childcare for approx 15 hours a week direct from your wages thus avoiding Tax and NI on the amount. As a family we have decided to work less and look after our child as much as possible. The new system will reduce assistance to partial use of childcare and favour throwing babies and toddlers into full-time childcare which is proven to be bad for a child's development.

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Ok, what am I missing? Whilst I'm all for one working parent families, surely they have a parent that stays at home, so what child care assistance do they need if they're at home with the kids all day?

^^^ This

The British press is not one to let a small degree of logic stand in the way of a large amount of moral outrage...

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