Rather than dismissing the idea as another burden on business, Conservatives should recognise it as an attempt to strengthen the family.
The party says the proposal, reportedly considered by Jon Cruddas, is "not part of the policy review" after opponents label it a "jab tax".
In constituencies across the country, Labour is turning itself from a declining party of the twentieth century into a vital movement of the 21st.
One radical option under discussion is to merge the role of election co-ordinator with that of policy co-ordinator.
The head of Labour's policy review promises to "push power downwards and build a new kind of state which is based on our values of responsibility, reciprocity and relationships."
The task is to seek material gains through a new, less transactional politics.
The head of Labour's policy review speaks at the launch of IPPR's new project.
Labour leader will deliver speech on the economy on Thursday as new ICM poll shows his party continues to trail the Tories in this area.
The head of Labour's policy review hints that a mass programme of housebuilding will be a priority for the party.
The head of Labour's policy review on "earning and belonging".