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Shared Parental Leave - It’s Much More than a Policy!

The Government launched the much anticipated Shared Parental Leave (SPL) Regulations on the 1st December 2014 which apply to employees who expect to become parents on or after 5th April 2015, including adoptive parents. These new regulations give parents flexibility to share caring responsibilities between themselves, enabling them to choose how they would like to arrange the care for their child.

There are numerous articles available giving effective overviews of what this means for…

Harnessing the Power of Diversity in the City

I’ve been working directly with the current Rt. Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf CBE nearly two years creating and now delivering 'Power of Diversity' Programme, which is a key element of the 686 plan.

The 10th June sees something a little different happening in Mansion House in the centre of the City.

Hosted by Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of London, Harnessing the Power of Diversity will approach the Diversity and Inclusion agenda a little…

Should Families be able to Choose Who’s Left Holding the Baby?

In late November Nick Clegg announced plans which will enable new mothers and fathers to share leave - meaning men will be able to take almost a year off work.

The Deputy Prime Minister’s view is that the notion that women should stay at home to look after young children is ’an old fashioned assumption and Edwardian’. The proposals have been met with opposition from the coalition and have split the business community.

The new plans will mean that from April 2015,…

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