Childcare reforms could cut gender pensions gap

Phased launch of free childcare could help close gender pensions gap, commentators say

Jasmine Urquhart
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Samantha Gould: childcare announcement will enable more to save for their pension
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Samantha Gould: childcare announcement will enable more to save for their pension

The announcement that the government will introduce free childcare in a phased approach has been welcomed by the pensions industry for its potential effects on the gender pensions gap.

On Wednesday (15 March) chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced plans to introduce 30 hours of free childcare per week for working parents of children aged nine months and older by September 2025. The ...

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