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.


Watchdog urged to scrutinise equality impact of pandemic response

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been urged to investigate alleged equality failings in the government’s response to...

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New law will enable Cabinet ministers to take maternity leave

4 Feb 2021

A new law will be passed that will for the first time extend maternity leave rights to senior government ministers.

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Furlough can now be used to help homeschooling parents – HMRC

8 Jan 2021

Updated furlough guidance confirms scheme can be used where employees can't work because they are caring for children while schools are closed.

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Zurich offers parents ‘lockdown leave’ to help with childcare

6 Jan 2021

Zurich is offering two weeks’ fully-paid emergency ‘lockdown leave’ to parents and carers affected by school closures.
The Swiss insurance...

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Government defends keeping nurseries open despite union outcry

6 Jan 2021

The government has defended its decision to keep nursery schools open during the national lockdown in England amid union concern...

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Furlough parents affected by school closures, urges TUC

4 Jan 2021

The TUC says employers should offer furlough to parents affected by school closures and who lack childcare as a result.

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How does HR navigate new workplace norms? (webinar)

11 Nov 2020

ON-DEMAND | Everyone’s referring to ‘the new normal’ but what do we actually mean and what are the practical implications for HR?

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Tech and transport leaders join Personnel Today webinar panel

6 Nov 2020

Directors from First Group and Synamedia are to join the panel for our upcoming webinar, “How does HR navigate new workplace norms?”

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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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