06 July 2011
Minister proposes family law changes
Workers with children may benefit from potential forthcoming changes to the UK's family law system, it has emerged.
In an interview with the Guardian, minister of state for the department of education Sarah Teather has revealed that she is putting forward proposals that would see the current rules on childcare altered in order to help parents.
Ms Teather wants regulations on early-years education to be altered so that the current statutory right of all people with children aged three and four to have 15 hours of free childcare over three days is shortened to a period of 48 hours.
This, the official - who is also MP for the Brent Central constituency - believes, will enable a greater number of Britons with toddlers to get a part-time job without having to fork out to top-up their childcare allowance.
It is thought these proposals could be implemented into legislation as early as next year, following a full consultation into their benefits.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett