Shock figures show how the cost of childcare has soared – while wages lag behind

The cost of childcare has soared by up to 47% since 2010, shock figures compiled by Labour reveal.

Analysis shows nursery care now costs £121 a week for a two-year-old in England – up from £82 eight years ago.

Yet weekly wages have risen by only 17% in the same period, from £439 in January 2010 to £512 in December 2017.

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