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Opinion: Shared Parental Leave? Why Bother?

Nick Clegg’s announcement today may be overshadowed by various rows in the media, but this is an historic moment. Parents will soon be able to share 50 weeks of the 52 weeks maternity leave entitlement, and everyone will have the right to request flexible working.

Why does this matter?

Because we are wasting the talent of our women workers to such an extent that when women start a family they often take a drop in their pay, lose the opportunity for promotion or even can find themselves locked out of the labour market. About one million women are missing from the …

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  • User AvatarBill le Breton 20th Oct - 8:52am
    Good post on the Mansion Tax and wealth taxes in general http://waitingfortax.com/2014/10/20/a-question-on-the-mansion-tax/
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 20th Oct - 8:36am
    @john Tilley - you have all sorts of terribly complicated reasons why Kingston, controlled by us for many years, still has Grammar schools. The real...
  • User AvatarLiberal Neil 20th Oct - 8:25am
    As she is an adult in her own right, I'm not sure in what way the views of her father, or a former employer, are...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 20th Oct - 8:14am
    Ed Shepherd 19th Oct '14 - 11:16pm The article you refer to supports the view that I put forward. Financial support from firms for those...
  • User AvatarBill le Breton 20th Oct - 7:31am
    Paul Fox, above, provides the most lucid of accounts of the Liberal Democrat positioning strategy. It should be cut out and stuck on the wall....
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    David-1 19th Oct '14 - 9:50pm I rather like this --- "...,,liberals can never allow themselves to be “at ease” with anything; they should always...