Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
New local energy initiative in Brighton
Your Energy Sussex, a partnership of Sussex local authorities, has set up an energy tariff scheme for residents across the county.
Brighton & Hove City Council has revealed that approximately 90,000 of Brighton & Hove’s households could be paying more for their energy than they need to. If the committee agrees to promote the scheme to residents, it’s hoped it will encourage more people to shop around to compare energy tariffs and consider switching suppliers to reduce gas and electricity bills.
Anne Meadows, chair of the Housing & New Homes Committee, said: “Tackling fuel poverty is important and comparing tariffs offered by different energy suppliers can help people to get a better deal and reduce their energy bills."
Your Energy Sussex is linking with Robin Hood Energy, a not-for-profit company set up by Nottingham City Council to offer a range of competitive electricity and gas tariffs to residents.