Scotland: Government underestimated childcare funds

By Hiba Mahamadi | 15 February 2018

The Scottish Government has severely underestimated the money councils will need to fund the planned increased provision of childcare, the Accounts Commission has warned.

Auditors found the Government’s estimate of increasing early learning and childcare to 1,140 hours by 2021 – £840m – was significantly less than local authorities’ £1bn estimate.

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