Government Gets A ‘D’ For Being Family Un-Friendly

Researching Reform

The Family and Childcare Trust, an organisation which campaigns to make the UK a better places for families, has released its annual report card and the results are bleak.

Families across the country gave the government a ‘D’, a grade down from last year, when they were awarded a C. 

The factors for determining the grade include the following:

  • 1. Personal and family attributes, such as parenting skills.
  • 2. A decent income and opportunities for social mobility
  • 3. Access to family friendly work
  • 4. High quality public services, such as schools and healthcare
  • 5. A family friendly infrastructure, particularly housing and transport.

Whether looking at education, housing or employment opportunities and work-life balance, the government’s failures to make it possible for parents to raise their children and enjoy a decent standard of living remain unacceptable. Income and housing were the poorest scoring factors overall.

The Trust’s “Where is the…

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