On becoming pregnant, you’re entering into a whole new world of rights and entitlements that need a fair bit of research. Every new mum legally has to take the first two weeks off after the baby is born (four weeks if you work in a factory) entitled to take up to a year off work to spend time with their baby, and this is made up for Ordinary Maternity Leave and Additional Maternity Leave. Read on for a full overview of UK Maternity Leave & Pay.
A survey by the Fawcett Society finds 'glacial' progress in increasing female councillor numbers, with low levels of parental leave policies in part... read more
Clare Stead has developed an app that aims to build parental self-efficacy, something she says is crucial for children and parents' wellbeing and for... read more
Stella Creasy, MP, has been turned down for locum cover to allow her to take six months' maternity leave and is considering taking legal action if the... read more
What if dads' assumptions that their colleagues are against them working flexibly and taking longer periods of parental leave were wrong? A new study... read more
The workforce in the UK is changing. By 2020 1 in 3 workers will be over 50, and by 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 50.
Understanding the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population is vital if we want to create productive, innovative and inclusive multi-generational teams as we all lead longer working lives.
workingwise.co.uk is a job and community site specially focused on older workers looking for flexibility and improved work-life balance, and the employers who recognise what they have to offer.
A survey by Citizens Advice suggests that many families will be forced into debt with use of food banks increasing if the Government cuts the 20 pound... read more
A new survey by the Early Years Alliance shows over a quarter of parents are finding it hard to access the childcare they need to work. read more
A new report from IPPR Scotland calls for tax penalties for employers who don't meet fair work criteria, including a living income, and tax rebates... read more