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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 AvatarStevan Rose 29th Mar - 11:14pm
    Someone has stolen the windows. Careless. Why does it have "Stranger Economy" written on the side?
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 11:04pm
    @Tristan the referendum would be on whether or not to accept the treaty change- quite a different question from the Tories want to pose ("should...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 11:01pm
    We're all voters here John :) Yes, there is a big need to invest in additional infrastructure (schools, hospitals, roads, houses) to cope with the...
  • User AvatarMartinB 29th Mar - 11:00pm
    Gosh, two articles on the same ridiculous subject. Are you are aware, the series of mugs are related to the pledge card issued by Labour...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 10:54pm
    For completeness I should provide the numbers currently on election forecast before I made my swing adjustment Con 290 Lab 272 SNP 42 LD 24...
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    So Ed Davey is against the Lib Dem position on the EU, which is that we should have a referendum at the next major treaty...
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