Autumn statement: Wage increase without extra funding 'could force nurseries to close'

Emily Harle
Friday, November 18, 2022

Childcare providers have warned that without increased funding for early years education, the national minimum wage increase proposed in Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement will “wreak havoc” on the sector and force nurseries across the UK to close.

Experts warn that a lack of funding and increased wages could cause nursery closures. Picture: Adobe Stock
Experts warn that a lack of funding and increased wages could cause nursery closures. Picture: Adobe Stock

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