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Is it worth both partners working?
Childcare provision in the UK is amongst the most expensive in the developed world.  This is despite the government pouring more than £7bn into the sector every year.  A new report released from the Institute of Economic Affairs calls for universal ‘free’ care to be abolished and for costly regulations to be scrapped in order to make childcare more affordable.
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