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Report highlights issues for women on casual contracts

Report highlights issues for women on casual contracts

Women on casual contracts need greater protection around pregnancy discrimination and to protect them according to a new report from the TUC.…

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Childcare costs mean many Scottish parents can't work, says report

Childcare costs mean many Scottish parents can't work, says report

Average childcare costs are unaffordable for many Scottish parents, according to a new report published by Citizens Advice Scotland.…

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Flexible working aids return to work, but many employers still don't offer it, says report

Flexible working aids return to work, but many employers still don't offer it, says report

New parents are more likely to return to work if their job offers flexible working, but a third of new mothers and almost half of new fathers say their employer does not offer flexible working hours, according to new research from the National Childbirth Trust.…

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Demand for nursery places picking up

Demand for nursery places picking up

Demand for children’s nursery services in the UK picked up in 2013/14 with many more children attending nurseries during the year, according to the latest data from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson.…

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Childcare shortfall shows system 'in crisis'

Childcare shortfall shows system 'in crisis'

Government funding only covers the cost of four out of every five children accessing free early education places – forcing childcare providers to make up the shortfall, according to a new study for the Pre-School Learning Alliance.…

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