At the heart of Labour’s plan is the belief that Britain succeeds when working families succeed.
Families today are frustrated with a childcare system that hasn’t caught up with the realities of modern life, with parents increasingly struggling to balance the demands of work and family at a time when they are facing a cost of living crisis.
David Cameron has failed to give working families the support they need, with families £1,127 worse off on average as a result of tax and benefit reforms introduced by his government.
The next Labour government will help families cope with the pressures of juggling work and care in modern life today; tackling the shortage of childcare places by doubling the number available at Sure Start - at least 50,000 more – and support for new dads through a doubling of paternity leave and an increase in paternity pay.
The Tories’ plan is failing working families because they chose to prioritise helping a few at the top. They just don’t understand that Britain only succeeds when working families succeed.