Meanwhile, Laura Farris, the Conservative co-chair of the all-party women and work group, is exploring imaginative solutions for helping mothers stay in the labour market. Some businesses are, she says, considering temporary job shares as a solution: “The employer could embrace the spirit of the job retention scheme and say: ‘We can’t afford 10 people on this team but we could afford six, and we could ask you to share that [work].’” She also wants to see “serious creative thinking” on childcare while schools are closed: “The government’s approach is to say: ‘We expect employers to be generous,’ but we’re now looking at a long stretch, perhaps another three months before there’s a possibility of the rump of schools going back.” Nokes is pressing ministers to set up and run summer play schemes in July and August, if the holiday clubs on which many working parents rely can’t operate. … [Read more...] about The coronavirus backlash: how the pandemic is destroying women’s rights
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Bag a bargain: A fortnight at the Jardin del Sol Apartments on Gran Canaria from £640pp departing from Gatwick on August 8 (tui.co.uk); A fortnight for a family of four from £2,436 at Cristina Villas in Cala Millor on Majorca departing from Manchester on August 16 (jet2holidays.com); A fortnight for a family of four from £2,156 at Villa La Canada, a self-catering property with a pool near Frigiliana in Andalucia with Gatwick flights on August 29 (jamesvillas.co.uk). … [Read more...] about Eurotunnel website CRASHES and travel firms report their biggest Saturday sales EVER as people rush to book before ‘traffic light’ system letting Brits holiday WITHOUT quarantine comes into force ‘on July 6’
Outlining the questions being asked by UK officials, he said: 'Do they have something equivalent to our NHS Test and Trace system? The Test and Trace system is enormous here now. We've got the capacity to test far more than is immediately required but that would allow for any uplift anywhere. … [Read more...] about Decision on summer holidays will be taken TODAY: Boris Johnson expected to approve quarantine-free travel to France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey from July 4 – but will Portugal be on the list?
'And we have a formal review date of the quarantine policy at the end of this month on June 29, and we'll make sure that in good time for that we publish what we plan to do next in terms of where we think - based on the epidemiological advice - we're able to formalise travel corridors. … [Read more...] about Air bridges to EVERYWHERE: Boris Johnson faces pressure to open up holiday routes to the whole EU after anger that popular Portugal was left off his list
As in the terrible moment Australia learnt of 11-year-old Luke Batty, who died at the hands of his father while his mother, Rosie, looked on, the Camp Hill incident of a man throwing petrol over his three young children and his wife in their car, and then stabbing himself as they burned, brought the urgent question of how to keep women and children in domestic abuse situations safe to the front of the national conscience. Again. … [Read more...] about Coercive control and domestic abuse: what might have saved Hannah Clarke and her children?