Category: Flexi working & Shared Parental Leave

Some thoughts on Labour’s plans for paternity leave

As you may have heard, the Labour party made a pre-election pledge yesterday. If it wins the forthcoming general election, it has vowed to double paternity leave from two to four weeks and increase statutory paternity pay. Presently capped at £138.18, it would increase to a maximum of £260. At this point I have to

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Research into fatherhood; what would you study?

If you could do some detailed academic research into fatherhood, what would you study? This was the question I was recently asked by a group of people who know much more about the subject than I do! Give it some thought though. What would you honestly want to look at? Work life balance? Modern working

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Mothers at home matter; dads need not apply

Shock horror! A new survey has found the majority of men disagree with shared parental leave, which will come into force from April next year. The survey in question comes from online recruitment specialist Glassdoor. According to Glassdoor’s blog, the survey of 2,000 men and women aged 50 and under found that; 23 per cent

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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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