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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 AvatarDavid Evans 31st Oct - 5:49pm
    Let's be honest, with no Lib Dems standing in local elections or in the S Yorkshire PCC election, Nick has destroyed this once proud party....
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    simon 31st Oct '14 - 3:21pm Aren't you the same simon that last night predicted that UKIP would win in South Yorkshire? What went wrong?...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 31st Oct - 5:38pm
    Joe Otten Well done for voting and not following the pusillanimous example of our so-called leader. He never appears in by-elections, does not vote when...
  • User AvatarDaniel Henry 31st Oct - 5:28pm
    Ouch indeed! You're more man than me Joe - I think I would have spoiled my ballot, or even stayed at home!
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    The crucial point is that Labour gained this great victory on organisation, not Politics. An astonishing 80% of the votes cast were Postal votes. Nothing...
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    Remember, g, the Sheffield figures are based on 5.5 consituencies, 3.5 of which are safe Labour (though UKIP topped the poll in 0.5 in May,...