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Lib Dems pledge to extend paternity leave to six weeks

Lib Dems pledge to extend paternity leave to six weeks

The Liberal Democrats have announced manifesto plans to give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave. …

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10% of working parents skipping meals to pay for housing

10% of working parents skipping meals to pay for housing

Three million working parents in England (37%) are cutting back on buying food in a bid to help pay their rent or mortgage and one in 10 parents has skipped meals so that they can cover their housing costs, according to a YouGov poll for Shelter.…

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Childcare report criticises childcare rebate plan

Childcare report criticises childcare rebate plan

The Government's childcare tax rebate scheme coming in next year is regressive, with most funding going to those who spend more in total, and with no additional support for quality improvement, according to a report for the Resolution Foundation.…

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Call for more action on women's representation in politics

Call for more action on women's representation in politics

Women’s representation in public life has stalled and in some cases declined, according to a report out today.…

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Employers back business benefits of flexible working

Employers back business benefits of flexible working

Nine out of ten business owners and senior managers report that offering flexible working options – including flexi-location as well as flexi-hours - is a highly effective way of improving staff morale and helping them to achieve a better work-life balance, according to a poll by global workspace provider Regus.…

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