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[ 2 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

UK women are losing out on nearly £140 billion a year in wages due to the gender pay gap – or £9,112 each.
This year we celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act gave the first UK women equal voting power – but they still do not have equal spending power.
On average, men working full-time earn £39,003 a year, compared to women’s average full-time wage of £29,891. This is because male employees tend to be paid more, reach higher positions and are more likely to work in higher-paid …

breastfeeding, business mums news, work, your rights »

[ 18 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
Can you breastfeed at work? #breastfeeding, #workingmums #your rights

Campaigning group Valuing Maternity is highlighting that women should have the right to breastfeed at work, even in Parliament after Jo Swinson MP wanted to bring her newborn baby to a vote in the Houses of Parliament. Jo Swinson MP questioned the rule in Parliament that you are not allowed to walk through the voting lobby with a baby before she went on maternity leave. She says, “There has been a change that women who are breastfeeding can be nodded through. But I think when you are perfectly capable of walking through the …

business mums news, parental leave, work, your rights »

[ 10 May 2011 | No Comment ]
URGENT: Additional Paternity Leave – would you use it?

The Fatherhood Institute is looking for individuals and couples happy to be interviewed (and perhaps photographed or filmed) by the media later this week or early next week on the subject of Additional Paternity Leave.

house and home, your rights »

[ 27 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
How to save time and money getting rid of a broken down car

Having a car breakdown is never easy, especially when the cost of repair means you have to write it off. But when you’re a working mother it is even trickier as the process of finding a reliable scrap yard is time consuming and you can’t be sure you’ll get the best value for your car.
In addition the costs of sending your car to an unreliable scrap yard might well be more than you expect. Whilst reputable breakers will notify the DVLA of the change of ownership and give you a …

childcare, house and home, your rights »

[ 23 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
House of Lords debate on the value of good parenting

Lord Northbourne recently chaired a debate in the House of Lords on the value of good parenting and the key points from the debate are listed below.
To accompany the debate, ParentChannel.tv has published two video clips featuring parents and experts alike discussing 21st Century Parenting and Positive Parenting with hints and guides for parents (see links below). Please let me know if you’re interested in featuring the key debate points and video clips.

childcare, house and home, your rights »

[ 9 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
At what age can you safely leave your children at home with no parental supervision?

You may have seen the debate that was featured on BBC Breakfast this morning about the dilemma which confronts most parents at some point: at what age can you safely leave your children at home with no parental supervision? Here’s the link to the BBC Breakfast clip and watch the video below for more.

breastfeeding, your rights »

[ 24 Jun 2010 | One Comment ]
Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Breastfeeding – Are You Out?

As a mum to a baby born in March, breastfeeding is a subject that is close to my heart and I can rant and rave with the best of them about this topic that seems to be far more controversial than it should be!

business planning, run your own business, your rights »

[ 7 Mar 2010 | No Comment ]
Protecting Your idea

If you are developing a new product, protecting your idea is critical for many reasons. David Fannin of Sorcit has some tips to help you.

work, your rights »

[ 18 May 2009 | One Comment ]
Do Children Help YOUR Career?

For many mums, juggling work and family can seem like a slog, but new research shows that child-free women may be penalised. Dr Caroline Gatrell is quoted in today’s Daily Mail as saying: ‘Women who explicitly choose career over kids are often vilified at work and face enormously unjust treatment. Bosses believe they are ‘cold, odd and somehow emotionally deficient in an almost dangerous way that leads to them being excluded from promotions that would place them in charge of others’.
In my experience, women without children sometimes feel that they come in …

flexible work, maternity leave, mumpreneurs, party plan, run your own business, start ups, work, your rights »

[ 26 Jan 2009 | No Comment ]
The Mumpreneur Guide: Your Questions Answered

Do you have a question about flexible working or becoming a mumpreneur? Email antonia@acpr.co.uk with your queries and I’l do my best to answer them on here.
I’m desperate not to go back to work, but we can’t make the family budget meet all the bills unless I do go back when maternity leave ends. Are there any alternatives you can suggest to returning to my office job?
You have a number of options that will help you earn without committing yourself to costly full time childcare and commuting.

Ask about flexible working. …