Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

THE CHILDCARE CRUNCH - The Hidden Cost of Living Crisis

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Hello! This week we’re looking at the huge cost of childcare, an often ignored part of the cost of living crisis. New research has found that almost two thirds of families are paying more, or the same, for their childcare as they do their rent or mortgage, with one in four parents saying they had to cut down on food, heat and clothing to afford childcare. To find out how this compares to other countries and discuss what can be done to help parents, we’re talking to friend of the pod and researcher Christine Berry, Dr Kate Hardy from the University of Leeds, and Joeli Brearly, who founded the charity Pregnant Then Screwed.

Plus, Ed’s Make Your Own Sandwich shop gets a reinvention

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