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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 AvatarPeter 22nd Dec - 10:23pm
    No
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 22nd Dec - 10:17pm
    I'd love to hear a SNP supporter's response to Lib Dem criticism of them for not abandoning their principles.
  • User AvatarPaul Brown 22nd Dec - 10:15pm
    Was there an incident with this fetish porn or something? Why would the gov waste their time on this? Death by facesitting...well, I can think...
  • User AvatarHugh 22nd Dec - 8:54pm
    @ Tony "The British Medical Association, for a long time the most powerful trades union in the UK, has always insisted on there being a...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 22nd Dec - 8:29pm
    People say the LibDem demographic is skewed in some respects, such as the gender balance. Is this "normal"? Are there class or income-band biases too,...
  • User AvatarStephen W 22nd Dec - 7:53pm
    They promised the referendum would be once in a lifetime. Within a couple of months they are demanding another referendum. What's that about keeping their...
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