Responding to news from the Family and Childcare Trust that nursery costs in Wales have risen 40% since 2010, Julian Foster, Managing Director of Computershare Voucher Services, said:
“Childcare costs are a major barrier to work for far too many parents.
“Employers could do more to help parents by making flexible working opportunities a reality for employees at all levels.
“There is still time for employers to set up their own childcare voucher scheme to help parents with childcare costs before the government’s tax-free voucher scheme is rolled out later this year, especially as many families won’t be eligible for the new scheme.”
This is the fifth year that Computershare have sponsored the report.