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How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby ? The cost of a baby can be hard to quantify when thinking about starting a family. For many, having a baby means a significant drop in income and an increase in outgoings, which can put an incredible financial strain on just about...read more
Mothers Are Losing Out On Their Pension: Mothers and The Pension Gap According to recent figures released by PensionBee, women over 45 have on average stashed away a pension pot which is a huge 22% less than their male counterparts. This backs up recent IFS research...read more
How To Request Flexible Working and Sell The BenefitsFlexible working essentially means any change to your usual work patterns. This could be things like changing from full-time to part-time work, adjusting your shifts or working your same hours but over fewer days....read more
How NOT to request flexible working Asking for flexible working can be rather nerve wracking at the best of times. But with a little bit of planning, and by avoiding the main pitfalls, you’ll give yourself the best chance of negotiating the working days/hours you...read more
Honest: Frankie Tortora - Freelancing, Babies and Maternity Allowance The super talented mother-of-two, Frankie, shares all about the realities of freelancing, being self employed, family, and maternity allowance. Frankie is a marmite lover. Bobble-hat-wearer. Graphic...read more
I Don't Have a Job or I'm Self Employed - Can I Still Get Maternity Pay ? If you don't have a job or are currently self-employed, you won't be eligible for Maternity Pay, but there are other forms of payment that are available. I'm self-employed; what am I entitled...read more
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