Budget 2019 leaves parents short-changed by 10 weeks on parental leave

Budget 2019 leaves parents short-changed by 10 weeks on parental leave

21 “Today’s Budget provides for an extra two weeks of paid parental leave per parent. This is a meagre allocation – and it doesn’t even kick in until November of next year.” Social Democrats Spokesperson on Children, Councillor Jennifer Whitmore, has said the...
High childcare costs must be tackled with more investment

High childcare costs must be tackled with more investment

12 “High childcare costs place an unacceptable burden on already stretched families. The government needs to step up to its responsibility in supporting parents and ensure that sufficient funding is provided for parents to enable them choice in how they raise and mind...