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 to the Minister, this time as part of a Google+ hangout hosted by the marvellous BritMums bloggers network. In addition to the Minister, the session involved some brilliant bloggers; BritMums founders Jennifer Howze and Susanna Scott (Jenography and A Modern Mother respectively), Mari Weekes, of Maris World and Helen Neale of KiddyCharts. View Post
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 and will come into effect from 5 April next year.
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:
I’m delighted to reveal that I will be taking part in a twitter Q&A with Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson.
The subject of the Q&A will be shared parental leave and this event will take place on Tuesday, 5 February at 2.30pm. To follow the Q&A, follow the hashtag #parents and the twitter accounts @bisgovuk and @dadbloguk.