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Two thirds of working single parents 'face constant financial struggle'

Two thirds of working single parents 'face constant financial struggle'

Work is failing to provide the majority of working single parent families with the income they need, with two thirds saying finances are a constant struggle at best and one in 10 saying they are not coping financially, a new report from Gingerbread has found.…

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Lib Dems commit to action on gender pay gap

Lib Dems commit to action on gender pay gap

Large companies will be legally required to publish the difference between what they pay men and women under manifesto plans set out by Liberal Democrats this week.…

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'Schools should keep doors open to cope with holiday childcare challenge'

'Schools should keep doors open to cope with holiday childcare challenge'

There are just 450,000 places in holiday clubs or with childminders available to the 6.8million children aged four and 14-years-old which equates to one place for every 15 children, according to the charity 4Children.…

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Company maternity and paternity benefits vary widely, says report

Company maternity and paternity benefits vary widely, says report

Businesses in the UK vary wildly when it comes to the length and level of pay they offer new mums and dads, according to research by My Family Care.…

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Average age for having a baby now 30

Average age for having a baby now 30

The average age at which women are giving birth in the UK has risen to 30, according to the Office for National Statistics.…

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