Presentation on theme: "Indecon Report on Childcare for Working Families and Implications for Employment Alan W. Gray, Managing Partner, Indecon International Economic Consultants."— Presentation transcript:
Indecon Report on Childcare for Working Families and Implications for Employment Alan W. Gray, Managing Partner, Indecon International Economic Consultants
1. Introduction Independent Report undertaken by Indecon International Economic Consultants Report was Commissioned by Donegal Childcare Committee Main Focus is on whether Childcare Represents a Barrier to Employment
2. Existing Childcare Arrangements in Ireland 405,000 households have children under 10 years of age, of which 266,000 under five Wide diversity of childcare arrangements - 77% of pre-school children are cared for by parents or relatives Non-parental childcare is very important for working parents - 68% with pre-school children where both are working full-time
7. Recommendations Targeted childcare incentives for lower income families in employment or who are unemployed but secure employment. Childcare amendment to current Family Income Supplement for Working Parents and Tax Allowance for low income families not eligible for FIS. Incentives restricted to childcare expenditures provided by tax compliant and HSE registered childcare providers.