GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed the Welsh Labour Government’s announcement that Children’s day nurseries in Wales will be exempt from paying non-domestic rates from April 2019.

The Welsh Government has announced they will provide all registered childcare properties with 100% rates relief.

The scheme will provide an estimated £7.5m of additional support to childcare providers over three years.

Enhancing childcare provision across Wales is a major priority for the Welsh Government. The announcement follows the news that thousands of children are already benefiting from Welsh Government-funded childcare offer.

Rebecca Evans AM said: “I am delighted that so many children and their families have benefited from Welsh Labour’s transformative childcare offer.

“It’s allowing parents to either take-up or return to work – which is not only good for the local economy, but it’s also reducing strain on family incomes.”

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