Category: Flexi working & Shared Parental Leave

Balancing work and family life; the employer’s role

The Great Business Debate is a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) led campaign designed to build public confidence in business. It was launched following the financial crisis when UK plc realised it had something of an image problem.The aims are to: Give businesses a chance to set out the contribution they make to society Encourage

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Discussing family friendly, flexible working with Nick Clegg

The other day I received a slightly cryptic email. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg would be giving a briefing at the headquarters of professional services giant Deloitte. He would also be speaking to parents working for Deloitte and the event would be used as an opportunity to call on businesses to implement family friendly, flexible

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Shared Parental Leave; BritMums Google+ hangout

About 18 months ago I hosted a twitter Q&A session with Jo Swinson, Minister for employment relations, consumer affairs and women and equalities. The subject we discussed was shared parental leave. At the time it was a proposal being considered as part of the Children and Families Bill. Earlier today I again found myself speaking

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Shared parental leave – are you eligible?

Some time ago I hosted a twitter Q&A session with Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson on the subject of shared parental leave. That was back in February 2013. It seems like a lifetime ago, indeed, Swinson herself has become a mother in the meantime. Thankfully the proposals were included in the Children and Families Act

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Transcript: Twitter Q&A with Gov Minister Jo Swinson

In case you missed it, I took part in a live twitter interview with Employment relations Minister Jo Swinson. The Q&A, which was held on 5 February, coincided with the publication of the Children and Families Bill. Amongst other things the Bill includes:

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