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Northern Ireland women 'pushed into unpaid caring role'

Northern Ireland women 'pushed into unpaid caring role'

Women in Northern Ireland are being pushed back into an unpaid caring role, according to a report  on the impact of recent government policies on women.…

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Parents 'need to earn 20 per cent more'

Parents 'need to earn 20 per cent more'

Many families now need to earn over 20 per cent more than they did last year to achieve a minimum acceptable standard of living, according to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published today.…

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Single mums speak out

Single parents are among those most affected by tax and benefit changes. A report out last week from the Fawcett Society and the Institute for Fiscal Studies says that single mums can expect to lose 8.5 per cent of their income by 2015 - more than a month's income a year - due to tax and benefit changes. Workingmums.co.uk asked some single mothers whether they had been affected, but also how they managed balancing work and family life, what advice they would give other single parents and what would help them.…

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Parents of disabled children face cuts

Parents of disabled children face cuts

Parents of disabled children could lose up to £1,400 a year in benefits, according to the Children's Society.…

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Yvette Cooper: This Government is deeply unfair to women

Workingmums.co.uk asked Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper for her views on a range of issues affecting working mums, from tax credit cuts to shared parenting.…

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