Lyttle raises growing childcare costs with Minister

Chris Lyttle MLA has highlighted the issue of growing childcare costs of working families, calling on the Minister to take action to relieve the pressure.

The MLA for East Belfast put pressure on the Economy Minister as he outlined plans to increase Northern Ireland’s gross disposable income.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “There is no point addressing disposable incomes while continuing to ignore the growing costs of childcare facing working families.

“There has never been a fully functioning childcare strategy and because of that Stormont has consistently let working families down. As the weeks and years go by families remain at a disadvantage.

“I’m calling on the Economy Minister to work with his Education counterpart to ensure they deliver what OFMdFM failed to do in the last mandate – a strong childcare strategy aimed at giving our young people the best start possible.”

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