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It has been announced ahead of tomorrow's Budget announcement, that the childcare subsidy for working parents is to be increased. As many as 1.9 million working families will benefit from the subsidy, worth up to £2,000 per child up to 12 years of age, from September… read »

Politics/Business

Make Them Pay

10th February 2014

Last year world-renowned magazine Elle teamed up with a number of ad agencies to re-brand feminism to start a ‘conversation about feminism, what it means and more importantly, what it means to [their readers]’. This produced some fantastic campaigns to get people… read »
The Huffington Post have published an intriguing article regarding the treatment that Texas state Senator Wendy Davis has received in her gubernational campaign. The Dallas Morning News published an article that began to question certain aspects of her history,… read »
A report in the Telegraph today stated that fathers are 'twice as likely as mums to have flexible working requests turned down', only a few days after Lucy Powell, Shadow Minister for Childcare and Children, wrote a piece asking why father are left out of the work-life… read »
UKIP leader Nigel Farage hit headlines earlier this week by claiming that 'women must sacrifice family life to succeed in finance'. Farage, who worked in finance before politics argued that discrimination against women was a thing of the past in financial… read »
Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List and American Women, has written a guest blog for Huffington Post, spotlighting the ways in which women are working for working women. EMILY's List endeavours to elect Democratic women to office, in order to bring a… read »
The Guardian recently reported the findings on the Pew Research Study regarding gender equality in the workplace, presenting some very interesting findings. It has been discovered that around 75% of young women in the United States believe that more needs to be done to… read »
The New York Times published a fascinating article earlier this week providing an insight into the lives of Wall-Street Mothers with stay-at-home fathers. In such a highly competitive business, where employees must be constantly focused entirely on work, the 'new… read »
Questions were raised on Friday morning when BBC Radio 4 spoke about Government’s latest changes to the ‘Flexi Maternity/Paternity Leave System’, a policy originally announced in November 2012.  Political correspondent Ian Watson was on hand to provide some… read »
Flexible working has been largely billed as an option to help families and careers manage their home and work commitments, and particularly as a way for parents to continue working. Especially after Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, who recently became a mother herself,… read »