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Will flexible parental leave bring greater equality?

Will flexible parental leave bring greater equality?

What will the new flexible parental leave mean for working mums? It is proposed that flexible parental leave will replace the current system of maternity leave. Workingmums.co.uk asked our legal expert Vanessa Wheeler for her view on the implications.…

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Majority against expected cuts to maternity leave

Majority against expected cuts to maternity leave

The majority of women and employers are opposed to expected proposals to reduce maternity leave to18 weeks as part of the new shared parenting legislation, according to polls by Working Families and Netmums.…

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Working Families launches maternity campaign

Working Families launches maternity campaign

Working Families has launched a campaign against Government plans under which maternity leave could be reduced to 18 weeks.…

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Third of mums go into debt on maternity leave

Third of mums go into debt on maternity leave

Nearly a third of new mothers go into debt as a result of taking maternity leave and 11 per cent go back to work early because of money worries,  according to a study by uSwitch.com. …

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Women on most generous maternity packages most likely to return

Women on most generous maternity packages most likely to return

Providing generous maternity leave payments increases the amount of time women take off work to have a child, but it also increases the likelihood of women returning to work, according to new research.…

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