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.
Over a quarter of mums did not enjoy their maternity leave as much as they thought they would – according to a poll commissioned for The Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live. read more
A new survey shows that demand for flexible working is highest for younger people, that... read more
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Insurance company Zurich's equal parental leave policy - which offers 16 weeks at full pay - has resulted in 78% of new dads taking at least three... read more
The Petitions Committee has expressed extreme disappointment in the Government's response to its report calling for urgent changes to parental leave... read more
Leonie Huie's forthcoming book aims to help parents who are struggling to get back to work after having multiple births. read more
Labour has called on the Government to protect pregnant women's access to SMP during the coronavirus pandemic. read more
If you are threatened with redundancy when you are pregnant or on maternity leave, you need to be aware of your rights. 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.
Preliminary findings from a University of Sussex study on family life in lockdown has found women are taking on the lion's share of the household... read more
The Government has announced a £1 billion Covid “catch-up” package and says it hopes all summer holiday schemes will be able to open, providing... read more
A new Working Families survey shows that parents want flexi changes during lockdown to stay. read more
Becoming a mother undoubtedly has an effect on your attitude to work. Each of us has to achieve the right balance between caring for our child and... read more