Monthly Archives: January 2022

Overdue: a Labour Party policy on equal parenting

Recently on this blog, I noted that pretty much all that Labour’s otherwise impressively ambitious September 2021 â€˜green paper’ on employment rights had to say about securing a much-needed societal shift towards more equal parenting – a shift essential to ending the … Continue reading

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Shared Parental Leave: Someday will surely come

A few weeks ago, yet another year came to an end without the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) having concluded its marathon evaluation of the chronically failing Shared Parental Leave scheme. Originally due to start in March … Continue reading

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The mother of all statistics

Four months ago on this blog, I posed the question: How many women start on statutory paid maternity leave in the UK each year? You’d think this would be a well-known and widely used official statistic, freely available on some … Continue reading

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