Responding to Labour’s unambitious plans for lifelong learning and childcare, Liberal Democrat Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Sam Gyimah said:
“Labour’s childcare and lifelong learning announcements are unambitious and sloppy. They fail to grasp the reality for most working people across the country.
“Liberal Democrats have presented workable plans that go further than those set out by the other parties.
“A Liberal Democrat government will provide a £10,000 skills wallet to be used on education throughout adult life. We will also give working parents 35 hours free childcare, from the age of 9 months until 4 years old, the age children start school.
“Supporting adult learning and working parents is key to the Liberal Democrat plan to build a brighter future.”