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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 AvatarIan Patterson 29th Jul - 6:37pm
    Tim13 thanks for the update.
  • User AvatarNick Baird 29th Jul - 5:34pm
    Please can someone explain to this political newbie how to reconcile these fantastic local election results with the continuing rubbish national polling numbers?
  • User AvatarNick Baird 29th Jul - 5:25pm
    Eddie's right. The migrant deal with Turkey may not be great, but what existed before was truly, terribly worse. It shouldn't be scrapped until we...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 29th Jul - 4:58pm
    I'm pro suspending Turkey from Nato, but hasn't the migrant deal stemmed the flow of migrants somewhat? We can't go back to mass drownings in...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 29th Jul - 4:10pm
    David Raw Terrific to hear from you . But you do resort to digs even when a gent ! I did not say Patten was...
  • User AvatarTony Dawson 29th Jul - 3:35pm
    Does this mean Russia can then invade and liberate Kurdistan?