Availability and affordability of childcare
Many parents in the east are struggling with the availability and affordability of childcare. As a father of three young daughters and with a working wife, I understand this personally.
We need a society and an economy that welcomes parents back into the workforce after childbirth. But the interaction between the progressive tax system and the high cost of childcare means it often makes little sense for one partner(usually the mother), to return to work full-time.
Making childcare tax deductible and reforming the model for government funding are both options I am exploring.