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Local Government Association calls for 'common sense' approach to term-time holidays

Local Government Association calls for 'common sense' approach to term-time holidays

Headteachers should be allowed to follow a ‘common sense' approach to allowing parents to take children out of school during term-time without being hit with an automatic fine, according to council leaders.…

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Government to invest £2m a year in childcare

Government to invest £2m a year in childcare

The Government is to invest £2m a year in childcare to help women back to work. …

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Women much more likely to be 'stuck' in low paid work than men

Women much more likely to be 'stuck' in low paid work than men

Women make up 64% of those in low-paid employment and are on average 47 percentage points more likely than similar men to be still in low pay after 10 years, according to new research published today by the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development in association with John Lewis Partnership. …

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Benefits of free nursery places questioned

Benefits of free nursery places questioned

Free nursery places for three-year-olds brings no lasting educational benefits and helps only a small number of women into work, according to two studies.…

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50% of women would consider not having children due to risk to career, says survey

50% of women would consider not having children due to risk to career, says survey

Half of women believe that having a baby poses such a risk to their career that they would consider remaining childless, new research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has found. …

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