A new Con-Dem scheme to help with child-care costs will do little to help needy families or reduce child poverty, campaigners warned today.
Parents earning less than £150,000 each could get £1,200 to help pay for child care for under-fives.
Child Poverty Action Group chief executive Alison Garnham said the scheme, which will start after the 2015 election, "is weighted heavily in favour of those on high incomes.
"With the economy still stagnant and child poverty rising, low-income families need stronger work incentives today, not in three years' time."
The new scheme is set to replace the existing employer-supported one and the government said it will eventually cover under-12s.
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