Childcare

Working mums lack sufficient childcare for school summer holidays

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of working mums with primary school age children do not have sufficient childcare for the six-week school summer holidays, according to the TUC.

Pandemic drives UK businesses to improve parental leave

Employers are three times more likely to offer generous and extended parental leave than three years ago, according to new research by job site Indeed.

Ed Miliband calls for 12-week paternity leave

Shadow business secretary, Ed Miliband says the current systems in place for parental leave encourages a ‘men at work, women at home’ culture.

Over half of UK employers now provide enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Nearly two thirds (63.5%) of businesses offer maternity pay above the statuary minimum in the UK, and three-fifths (60.8%) offer enhanced paternity pay.

Childcare costs rise three times faster than wages

?Working parents with children under five have seen nursery fees rise three times faster than their wages over the past decade, according to the TUC

Gender equality hinges on paternity leave

Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway, speaks on gender equality in the workplace

Paternity leave policies becoming more inclusive globally

Organisations are expanding leave policies to include fathers, part-time employees and caregivers of parents

Hot topic: Longer paternity leave, part two

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to double paid paternity leave and increase statutory paternity pay if his party comes to power in May's election. Would such a policy encourage more working...

Hot topic: longer paternity leave

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to double paid paternity leave and increase statutory paternity pay if his party comes into power in May's election. What would the implications of such a change...