Business leaders urge Jeremy Hunt to fix UK childcare system

The Guardian February 29, 2024, 11:00 AM UTC

Summary: Business leaders urge Jeremy Hunt to fix the UK's childcare system, potentially boosting the economy by £11bn. The government's April deadline for additional financial help for childcare providers is causing chaos. The BusinessLDN lobby group calls for urgent action to clarify funding and transform the expensive childcare system. Research shows funding for childcare places could increase employment by 250,000 and boost UK GDP by £11.3bn annually.

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