Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
The House of Lords voted to delay the £4.4 billion package of cuts, which were designed to save billions from the welfare bill, but faced heavy criticism for the impact it would have on low-income families.
After a three hour debate, peers voted by a majority of 17 for low-income families to be given ‘full transitional protection’ from the cuts for at least three year. They also supported a motion, by a majority of 30, for the cuts to be delayed until the government responds to analysis of their impact by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Responding the the defeat in the House of Lords, Osborne said: "I said I would listen to the concerns being raised and that is precisely what I will do.
"We can achieve the same goal of reforming these tax credits, securing the money we need to ensure our economy is safe, and at the same time helping in the transition to these changes and I will set out how we achieve that at the Autumn Statement."
John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, said: "George Osborne has got to think again. He has been defeated twice in the House of Lords tonight, but there are a large number of Conservative MPs as well who have been telling him very, very clearly he has got to think again.”
Accessibility is the name of this game. Web designers are getting better at addressing the issues, but general awareness of accessibility requirements is still low. This is worrying – websites that are not currently accessible are potentially breaching the Equality Act of 2010. One of the first places to look for help should be the Government Digital Service (GDS), which provides help, advice and guidance on legislation regarding accessibility.
It is surprisingly easy to start meeting the government’s accessibility requirements.
The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.
Poppy Welch looks at the role of local authorities in setting a green driving agenda and the schemes available to councils across England