Childcare

Childcare benefits are among the most important that an employee can offer, to help employees with children to balance their work and family life.

Childcare vouchers are a popular employer-provided benefit, while some employers operate a workplace nursery.


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Covid-19: One in five parents treated unfairly at work

16 Oct 2020

Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...

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‘Work from home if you can’ – government tightens restrictions

22 Sep 2020

Boris Johnson has confirmed that people should work from home if they can in a statement to the House of...

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CMI chief: Return to office could create two-tier workforce

14 Sep 2020

Pushing people back into the office risks creating a two-tier system where ‘white middle-aged males’ are making important decisions, Chartered...

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Jo Swinson: ‘Inequality may be lasting legacy of pandemic’

3 Sep 2020

Progress in addressing gender inequality has stalled during the lockdown, but the new ways of working it has bought could...

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Top UK employers urged to disclose parental leave and pay

6 Jul 2020

Employers warned they could lose out on the best talent if they do not include transparency over family friendly working arrangements.

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Seven ways of dealing with return-to-work childcare issues

26 Jun 2020

Although more workplaces will reopen on 4 July, schools and other childcare settings such as holiday clubs are unlikely to...

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One in four working carers consider leaving job

24 Jun 2020

A quarter of working carers have considered giving up their job as they are unable to balance their career and...

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Plan to fully reopen primary schools before summer scrapped

9 Jun 2020

Plans to allow all primary school children in England to return to the classroom before the summer holidays have been...

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Lockdown pressures on mothers could stall gender pay gap progress

27 May 2020

Childcare pressures and a reduction in paid working hours brought about by the lockdown could risk reversing some of the...

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Return to work: employers’ questions answered

14 May 2020

Can our office reopen yet? Do we have to provide staff with PPE? Many concerns about the return to work...

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Coronavirus will widen gender gaps at work and home

14 May 2020

More women will lose their jobs than men and the coronavirus will widen gender gaps both at work and at...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2020: Coronavirus

2 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the top 10 most popular FAQs in March.
The coronavirus outbreak is having a big impact...

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Acas working from home guidance: be ‘practical, flexible and sensitive’

20 Mar 2020

Acas has published new best practice guidance on working from home as more employers ask staff to avoid workplaces amid...

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Schools to close from Friday until further notice

18 Mar 2020

All schools in the UK will close from Friday until further notice in order to slow the spread of the...

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