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Action needed on childcare barrier to female enterprise

Action needed on childcare barrier to female enterprise

New figures pointing to a rise in the number of self-employed women obscures the fact that a lot of women’s enterprise in the UK is unglamorous, scarcely profitable and curbed by childcare responsibilities, according to an expert who is speaking at an event on women's enterprise at the Festival of Social Science.…

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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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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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Childcare providers limiting fee increases

Childcare providers limiting fee increases

Many childcare providers have been limiting their fee increases, with childminders being the least likely to have increased fees, according to a Department for Education report on childcare.…

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