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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, MP, has today announced a package of support available from government for self-employed workers to help them cope with the current coronavirus crisis.
A new survey by PACEY has revealed the devastating impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on childcare provision across England and Wales.
As part of our ongoing work to push for more financial support for the early years sector, in particular, for self-employed childminders, PACEY has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP expressing key concerns.
As the government steps up plans to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter to the sector about the recent changes to childcare provision in light of the Government’s response to COVID-19.
Today, during a sitting in the House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak addressed what is being done to support self-employed individuals across the UK. Read what he said and PACEY's comments.
During this continued time of uncertainty, the PACEY team is committed to making sure all membership services run as smoothly as possible so you can get the support you need.
Ofsted figures released today show that the number of registered childminders has fallen by 22% since 2015. However, the number of childcare places has remained relatively stable due to a slight increase in the number of places offered at non-domestic premises.
PACEY has today made a submission of evidence to the Treasury Committee, convened to examine whether the Government's financial response to coronavirus is sufficient.
Today, as tens of thousands of childcare providers close their doors for an indefinite period of time due to COVID-19, we are calling for urgent government action to save these vital childcare settings from permanent shutdown.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced that Government is to pay 80% of wages for employees unable to work due the coronavirus pandemic, up to £2,500 a month.