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There are statutory requirements covering pay and leave associated with maternity, paternity and adoption, but many employers provide benefits in excess of the statutory requirements.
One of the most common family-friendly benefits is the provision of childcare vouchers. However, the Government has announced that these will be replaced with a childcare allowance from 2017.
9 Jan 2020
The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick...
25 Oct 2019
Three-quarters of mothers with dependent children are in work – a record high for the UK, according to the latest...
1 Apr 2019
Mobile network O2 has increased paid paternity leave for all permanent staff to 14 weeks, which it claimed is among...
18 Mar 2019
LinkedIn has claimed to have revealed evidence of a “disconnect” between employers and employees over the issue of flexible work, as most working parents feel their employers are not fully open about their parental policies.
18 Feb 2019
Take-up of the government's Tax-Free Childcare benefit has been much slower than anticipated, official figures have shown.
30 Nov 2018
Single parents are the most underutilised major pool of talent in the UK, with almost 200,000 unemployed, according to a...
29 Nov 2018
Almost all employers say they will maintain or increase spending on employee benefits over the next two years, new research...
21 Nov 2018
Packaging, environmental and waste management compliance business Comply Direct landed the Employee Benefits Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018...
21 Nov 2018
Businesses should make better use of their employee benefits to support low earners, according to a report by the Work...
14 Nov 2018
The long-standing Childcare Vouchers scheme ended on 4 October and has been replaced by the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme. How...
5 Nov 2018
Schemes such as free fruit in offices, bicycle loans, support for ill employees and counselling should be the new norm...
26 Jul 2018
When LGBT workers look to start a family, there are numerous rights and entitlements employers must be aware of. Hollie...
1 May 2018
With the UK on the brink of a skills shortage, employers need to embrace flexible working to retain talented staff...
28 Jul 2017
The decision by the Supreme Court that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful may be one of the most...