Steve Davies appears on BBC Radio WM
Steve argued that we can encourage more women into the labour market if the government takes appropriate action to reduce the cost of childcare. He stated that the costs of childcare in the UK are twice that of anywhere else in Europe and one way to reduce that cost is by relaxing propety planning laws to reduce rental prices, which is a very high fixed cost for nurseries. Steve also suggested that increasing the amount of children looked after by each carer would have a similar impact on prices.
You can listen to the full programme here. Steve’s segment begins at 11:10.