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Statutory Paternity Pay

  • On the road to true equality: mums and dads in 2019 and beyond

    As Bob Dylan once sang, ‘times are a changing.’ And when it comes to parents in the workplace, the last decade has brought much change—focussed predominantly on mothers at work (though there is much improvement needed there still)—but it is at least a start. The next decade may bring about even more change for even more parents, as changing family dynamics start to shine a light into the future ahead.

  • Tribunal ruling: a storm in a teacup?

    It was only a matter of time but now a tribunal has been asked, is it discrimination for employers not to offer enhanced pay for shared parental leave (SPL), but to do so for maternity leave?

  • Shared Parental Leave: “I hope I have inspired others to do it”

    As the Shared Parental Leave scheme celebrates its second birthday, father of two Adam Gretton talks about his experience.

  • Manifesto 2015: how does Labour measure up?

    In the second of our series of Workflex posts assessing the likely manifesto pledges of the main political parties, Richard Dunstan looks at how Labour Party policy measures up against our own 'Families & Work' manifesto for May 2015.

  • Manifesto 2015: how do the Liberal Democrats measure up?

    By Richard Dunstan, Working Families Blog Editor Last week, the Liberal Democrats issued their pre-manifesto for the May 2015 General Election. While the some 300 policy pledges in the pre-manifesto will be debated and voted on by party members at their conference in Glasgow early next month, the 80-page document provides a first opportunity to assess […]

  • One year to go: a ‘families and work’ manifesto for May 2015

    By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer Previously on this blog, we set out a draft ‘families & work’ manifesto for the General Election in May 2015, with 14 specific policy proposals grouped under four headings: time; equality; money; and childcare infrastructure.  Using feedback on that draft from a wide range of partners, we have […]

  • Making Britain less Edwardian? Or just more Elizabethan?

    By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer Flexible working and family-friendly policies were on the agenda this morning, when the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, delivered a keynote speech at the launch of Cityfathers, a welcome new “network for City professionals who have a shared interest in balancing family life with a progressive career”. […]

  • Benefit cuts are hitting working families

    By Richard Exell, Senior Policy Officer at the TUC Yesterday, benefits and tax credits went up. It’s the time for the annual cost of living uprating, and Child Benefit will go up for the first time since 2010. But the truth is that low-paid workers are losing out badly from cuts to social security benefits, […]

  • 1500 nappies: NCT reveals cost of the parent penalty

    By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer A few weeks ago, this blog highlighted the ludicrously low level of statutory maternity and paternity pay, compared to the national minimum wage, the Living Wage, or average earnings.  Yet just how new parents are supposed to get by on less than 60 per cent of the […]

  • Getting the lowdown on maternity & paternity pay

    By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer, Working Families Last week I sat in on a meeting held by the shadow minister for women & equalities, Sharon Hodgson MP, with a group of leading employers, to discuss best practice on supporting  new mothers and maximising maternal retention rates.  As Ms Hodgson notes in her […]