Plans to allow new parents to share up to a year of leave from work after their child is born, have been announced by the Government today. The aim is to build stonger families, and promote a work-life balance.
But young parents in one London borough say the services they rely on now for support, are being earmarked for cuts. Liz Wickham reports from Lewisham.
– The Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock
We are doing everything we can to protect the things people value most, but the financial situation we face is very serious.
While we will continue to work every penny of taxpayers' money as hard as we can, the Government’s squeeze on public spending means we will inevitably face some very difficult decisions over the coming months.
A group of mums are trying to save the Telegraph Hill playgroup in Lewisham from becoming a victim of the cuts.
The deadline for the public to submit questions to the council's next budget meeting, when they will decide what to do is midnight tonight.