Kids missing out as parents work around the clock

Almost 40 per cent of young children do not get to spend weekends with at least one parent,  because they are at work, according to a new report.

The Relationships Foundation study shows that more than 2.5 million households and 4.5 million children miss out on being with both parents over the weekend due to around-the-clock working.

The study also shows 40 per cent of working parents also do not get home before their children go to bed.

Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, said: “Low-waged parents cannot risk arguing for working hours which will let them spend time with their family.”

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