Free childcare for working parents in England is being expanded in today's Budget to cover one and two-year-olds. Wales will receive Barnett consequentials from this new money.
Praising the measure, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Social Services, Gareth Davies MS said:
“Parents in England will benefit from expanded childcare support and while this is welcome, I want the same for hardworking parents along the length and breadth of Wales.
“Adopting this policy in Wales will support parents back into work and help reduce the rising economic inactivity presided over by successive Labour Governments in Cardiff Bay
“I am calling on the Labour Government to allocate this new money to expand childcare in Wales, as opposed to letting these funds get sucked up into their ever-growing list of vanity projects.”