David Cameron promised to lead the most family friendly Government ever. Since then he has:
x Cut child benefit for 1.2 million families from last January
x Scrapped the £190 Health in Pregnancy Grant
x Scrapped the Child Trust Fund
x Frozen child benefit payments for three years
x Cut maternity pay in real terms
x Lost 578 Sure Start Children’s Centres.
Labour understands the pressures that
families face. That is why we:
✓ Increased maternity leave from 18 weeks to nine months
✓ Doubled maternity pay
✓ Opened 3,500 Sure Start Children’s Centres
✓ Introduced Child Tax Credits.
Now, when times are tough, families need a Government that is on their side, not one that asks mums to pay more and millionaires to pay less. That is why Labour is committed to:
✓ 25 hours of free childcare for working parents with kids aged 3 and 4
✓ Guaranteed access to childcare from 8am-6pm for parents of children at primary school.
This Tory-led Government is choosing to make mums pay more at the same time as they are giving millionaires an average £100,000 tax cut. I just don’t understand how can they prioritise millionaires when mums are struggling?’
Sarah and Millie-Rose, Tameside
Tell David Cameron to help mums, not millionaires, by signing our petition today.