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    Shared parental leave: A revolutionary concept, but sadly moving at a glacial pace of change

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    By Paul Guess, CABA Shared Parental Leave (SPL) was introduced in April 2015. When asked about it, the then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg explained, ‘more and more fathers want to play a hands-on role with their young children, but too many feel that they can’t.’ The SPL scheme was a way to give more ‘choice’ […]

    The best and worst countries for new working parents revealed (clue – the UK isn’t the best)

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    Estonia, Croatia, and Bulgaria all offer more maternity leave than the UK, though our statutory offer sits high on the list when comparing worldwide. According to research from Red Letter Days, the UK is 4th on the list for the country that offers the most maternity leave in weeks for new mums. Women in the […]

    Do you suffer at work when your kids are sick? You’re not alone

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    Parents are paying the price for taking time off work to look after sick or injured children in the shape of extra costs, cancelled holidays, unpaid leave and increased stress. New research from MetLife UK shows 76% parents taking time off work to care for children in the past two years say it has had […]