Stay-at-home fathers have increased 10-fold in the past decade, a survey has revealed.
A poll of 1,000 parents by insurance firm Aviva has found 6% of fathers are now the primary carer of their child.
Across the country, this means 600,000 men ha More...07 April 2010 08:47
Parents are paying up to £22,100 a year for childcare, a survey has found.
A study by the Daycare Trust, published yesterday , found that average childcare costs for 25 hours per week are £88 in England, which is more than half of gross average par More...11 February 2010 08:22
The cost of childcare has risen well above the rate of inflation, according to the Daycare Trust's ninth annual childcare costs survey. The trust found England worst hit, with the cost of a nursery place for a child over two years old having risen by More...10 February 2010 15:49
The government is considering extending flexible working to all staff from day one of employment, the work and pensions secretary has revealed.
Yvette Cooper revealed the government was working with employers to investigate the possibility of extend More...29 January 2010 13:03
The debate about whether to allow all workers the right to request flexible working has erupted once again after the equality watchdog called for the law to be changed on Monday.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission said the flexible working ri More...28 January 2010 09:18
A business group has urged the government to stop tinkering with employment law if it wants to create more job opportunities for working parents.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said the "constant threat of tinkering" in employment law wa More...22 January 2010 11:25
Law firm Allen & Overy is set to allow partners to work part-time, the biggest attempt yet by a City law firm to address the gender imbalance among senior roles in the legal profession.
The new scheme will be available to all partners globally More...22 January 2010 09:19
Another day and another story about how much the snow has cost the UK economy, but does it really have to be this way? More...19 January 2010 12:01
BT has stepped up efforts to ensure that carers working at the company have access to financial advice and general support, as well as the opportunity to network with others in a similar situation. The communications giant has agreed to host support More...23 December 2009 11:00
HR news and analysis including: a look back at the big stories of 2009 – swine flu and bonuses – and predictions of what 2010 will mean for the HR community. Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Louisa Peacock and Rob Moss. Edited and produced by T More...18 December 2009 17:43
Pressure is building to give workers paid leave to care for sick and infirm relatives but how long should it last and who should foot the bill? Guy Sheppard and Louisa Peacock report. More...15 December 2009 15:24
Female Labour MPs are threatening to revolt over Gordon Brown's plans to scrap childcare tax breaks.
Senior backbenchers, including Patricia Hewitt, the former health secretary, and Caroline Flint, the former Europe minister, have protested against More...09 November 2009 10:27
Workers spend up to 78 minutes commuting every day, research by the Trades Union Congress has revealed.
In total UK workers spend 21.8m hours travelling to and from work every day, with £266m-worth of working time lost to travel each day.
Workers More...09 November 2009 08:55
HR news and analysis including: Why fewer under 25s are applying for apprenticeships TUPE: what happens to staff when insolvent businesses are rescued Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Kat Baker and John Charlton. Edited by Tara Craig. More...30 October 2009 14:38
The government has called on employers to offer more part-time employment opportunities to help working families. Work and pensions secretary Yvette Cooper said employers advertising full-time job vacancies through Jobcentre Plus should be encouraged More...26 October 2009 11:05
Up to 70,000 single parents will be forced to actively seek work or risk losing their benefits following the implementation of welfare reforms today. Lone parents whose youngest child is aged 10 or 11 will now be moved from Income Support benefits to More...26 October 2009 10:25
New fathers should be given better paid paternity leave and extra parental leave, according to a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Its research found that fathers want to take a more active role in caring for their children More...20 October 2009 09:29
New guidance on flexible working that aims to improve staff productivity, lower business costs and help meet the needs of the modern family has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Working Better: The managers' guide More...16 October 2009 08:11
Mothers no longer want to commit to full-time employment, a study has found. The What women want and how they can get it report , published on Friday by the Centre for Policy Studies, called on the government to help businesses create more part-t More...12 October 2009 09:26
Government plans to scrap tax exemptions on childcare vouchers will set the equality agenda back and discourage women on maternity leave to return to work, HR directors have warned. At the Labour Party Conference last week, Gordon Brown announced ch More...01 October 2009 16:48