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MINISTRY OFFICIAL: CRÈCHE SUBSIDY COULD HELP 10,000 BACK TO WORK

 

The government’s monthly crèche subsidy of a maximum 40,000 forints (EUR 123) could help some 10,000 people return to the job market, a finance ministry official told public broadcaster M1. The subsidy is available to those families who have trouble placing their child in a state-run crèche due to space constraints and are therefore forced to leave them at a private-run crèche or an onsite day care facility at their workplace, Zoltán Marczinkó, the deputy state secretary for labour affairs, said. He said that crèche costs not covered by the subsidy need to be met by the family. The subsidy is meant to provide temporary assistance and will only be available until the government expands the number of crèche places as part of its family protection action plan, Marczinkó said.