Work, families and childcare

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Workfest: Our definitive women and work event is back to help with everything from returning to work after a career break to pitching a start-up idea. Join us!

Maternity, paternity and parental leave: your rights


It's a simple truth that, for parents (and women in particular), balancing work and family life is complicated. Get the lowdown on maternity, paternity and parental rights in the workplace. 

Child benefit changes

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More than 1 million families are affected by changes to the child benefit system that will result in them losing their benefit altogether, or having their payments reduced. Are you affected? 

Tax-Free Childcare scheme

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If you're a working parent, find out how you'll be affected by the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme, how it will work and when it will come into force.

Work issues

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If you need advice or just a good old moan, MN Talk is the place for working through (ahem) concerns about juggling your family and job.

Work Q&As

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Thinking of changing career? Worried about redundancy or how to approach your employer about changing your hours. Browse our Q&As with employment experts.

Working parents: your rights

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Maternity and paternity leave, breastfeeding at work, flexible working: info on your rights if you're a working parent.


starting a business

Thinking of going it alone and working for yourself? Entrepreneur Alex Ritchie shares some of her top tips for starting your own business.

Last updated: 17-Mar-2015 at 5:29 PM