More state interference will make childcare more expensive
Alexander Hammond writes for CapX
Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator
In an op-ed for The Spectator, Annabel claims government subsidies, which are below the market rate, have increased costs on parents who’s children need additional care or are self-funded through cross-subsidisation. Regulation on teacher-to-child ratios has also restricted supply by increasing wage bills for nurseries and diminishing profits.
Annabel said: “Already, pupils in Britain begin primary school younger than on the continent. There is no need for them to be assessed – or parented – by the state any sooner. We should unwind this misguided experiment and use it as a case study to discourage government interference in other areas. The alternative is yet more subsidies that sap pluralism from the market, strip parents of choice, and allow costs to spiral for all involved“.
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