Cameron adds weight to fight

Conservative leader David Cameron has added his voice to growing calls on the government to introduce tax relief for workers with caring responsibilities.

In a speech on family life to the National Family and Parenting Institute last week, the Conservative leader said the government had a duty to make childcare affordable and to simplify the system of childcare tax credits.

“In the short -erm, the existing tax credit system should be extended to cover all forms of childcare, and not just the least well-off families,” Cameron said.

He said that, in the long term, he would introduce a tax break that would benefit all working families.

Personnel Today is backing a campaign to introduce tax breaks for carers. Under the proposals, tax breaks would enable employers to offer a voucher to employees who care for a dependant, similar to those available for childcare.

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