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  • 2018 Modern Families Index full report

    19 Jan 2018

    The Modern Families Index is the most comprehensive survey of how working families manage the balance between work and family life in the UK. 2,761 working parents across the UK responded with at least one dependent child aged 13 or under. The sample comprised 1,304 fathers and 1,457 mothers spread equally across 12 regions of […]

  • 2018 Modern Families Index summary report

    19 Jan 2018

    Key findings from the 2018 Modern Families Index - the most comprehensive survey of working parents in the UK

  • Britain Works

    2 Nov 2017

    Britain Works is a programme of work which aims to inform conversations between both charities and UK employers to identify the solutions that will improve the working lives of the UK’s low and middle-income parents. A survey by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Working Families has found that low and middle-income parents want to work, […]

  • Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark 2017

    4 Oct 2017

    Our annual Working Families member benchmark is unique and comprehensive, measuring all aspects of flexible and agile and work life policies and practice, and how these are integrated into organisational values and culture. Read the key findings from the 2017 benchmark, showing the evolving way in which organisations think about work life balance and flexible working.

  • Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards – the case studies

    6 Jul 2017

    Read the case studies of the 2017 Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards winners

  • The future of childcare support for working parents

    20 Feb 2017

    Produced by Working Families and the Childcare Voucher Providers Association, this report calls on the government to keep childcare vouchers open to parents alongside the new Tax Free Childcare scheme. The report finds: Childcare vouchers are a widely-used benefit that is popular with parents and employers alike Many lower earners will lose out on money under […]

  • 2017 Modern Families Index summary report

    16 Jan 2017

    Key findings from the 2017 Modern Families Index - the most comprehensive survey of working parents in the UK

  • 2017 Modern Families Index full report

    16 Jan 2017

    The 2017 Modern Families Index - the most comprehensive survey of working parents in the UK

  • Benchmark Report 2016

    Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark Report

    4 Oct 2016

    The Working Families' Top Employers Benchmark measures the full range of flexible working and work-life balance practices used by Working Families' employer members, and how these are integrated into the organisation’s values, policies and culture.

  • Legal Advice Service 2015

    Striking a balance: the work of the Legal Advice Service in 2015

    7 Jul 2016

    Our Legal Advice Service provides support to working parents and carers on key employment rights including maternity and paternity leave and pay, negotiating a flexible working pattern, and using unpaid leave to deal with family commitments. Crucially, staff on the advice line coach callers on how to achieve the best solution for them and their […]