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Closing the gender pay gap: equal pay audits, or more equal parenting?

By Richard Dunstan, Working Families volunteer

Recent weeks have seen renewed calls for the introduction of mandatory equal pay audits in order to close the gender pay gap, which according to the Office of National Statistics now stands at 19.7 per cent.   1,242 more words

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Equal pay audits: the wrong tool in the box?

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, a newly-elected Prime Minister claimed to have invented a wondrous thing: joined-up government. From now on, the purer-than-pure premier said, ministers and their departments would work together to ensure both that an initiative in one policy area would not have unwanted consequences in another, and that only the best and most effective policy tools were selected and prioritised to tackle any particular policy problem. 1,308 more words


Me.... An idiots guide

The thing I’ve taken away most from our holiday this year is something that has mildly irritated me for a while, but has totally driven me mad this week. 704 more words


Holidaying with a man bingo....

I know most women live with men full time of course. I haven’t lived with one in 6 years. So I do find the holiday week trying. 499 more words


Things to take on a rainy holiday in a confined space with 4 kids and a grown up who you don't get on that well with!!!!!

I know the title isn’t quite snappy. It’s more rambling and messy. That’s precisely how I felt when I stupidly looked at the weather forecast for our holiday week. 725 more words


Let's Enjoy Summer While It's Here

It’s Sunday here today.  Go enjoy time with your kids, offer the other parent some extra time to enjoy the summer sun.   Summer doesn’t last, all parts of the family need to make memories now!


Please come on holiday mummy.....

Due to the absolute breakdown of the friendship between littlest girls daddy and I we’d decided not to do the family holiday in Wales this year. 430 more words