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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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    There must be many hundreds of millions of people who would rather be in the EU than their own country. Such people are prepared to...
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    Roland"However, as we’re seeing (on the media footage that doesn’t get commented on) these migrants et al have little respect for our conventions and laws...
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    Phyllis: 50% women. Given that women are 51% of the population that means we'd definitely not be over represented.
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