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Lynne Featherstone vs Steve Hilton on maternity pay

From yesterday’s Observer:

In a wide-ranging interview with the Observer, Featherstone said it was vital the coalition delivered on its family-friendly rhetoric … In a forthright attack on some of the advisers shaping government policy, she criticised the role of Adrian Beecroft, a venture capitalist tasked with reporting to the prime minister on how to cut regulation on business. Beecroft is understood to have recommended a U-turn on government policies on shared parental leave and flexible working.

The proposals, outlined in a white paper, would allow couples greater freedom to co-ordinate maternity and paternity leave. A separate proposal would make it

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  • User AvatarDavid Garlick 14th Jul - 10:52am
    Item was response to a measure that proposes cutting off one existing supply of care workers whilst offering nothing to bring forward the 'young people'...
  • User AvatarRoland 14th Jul - 10:50am
    @Manfarang - you know how to compliment people! :) The young people of today won’t be getting a state pension until they are 68 years...
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    Theakes No, I don't give up ever. I always say, if it looks like a police state, it is one.
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    Ruth Bright 14th Jul '20 - 8:42am.............Unimaginative approach on social care from Jardine. These are fulfilling jobs for school leavers here if they are nurtured...
  • User AvatarRoland 14th Jul - 10:32am
    "Key sectors like construction and hospitality, already facing enormous challenges, will face staffing shortages." So what? Get with it, and stop being the rah-rah crowd...
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    The main points of this for me was the need for Liberal democrats to put forward a cohesive and engaging plan for a great future...