Are you among the stay-at-home mums missing £500m of state pension?

Telegraph article 2 October 2016 • 7:00am A must-read article! “Error-prone government computer systems have caused tens of thousands of people – mainly stay-at-home mothers – to miss out on thousands of pounds of state pension entitlement. A woman who took three years off work to raise children could be nearly £14,000 worse off over […]

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Autumn Newsletter 2017

Please download our latest newsletter here: Autumn Newsletter 2017

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Equality for all

by Claire Paye 30 Sept 2016 It is clear I have my work cut out for me. The Conference fringe events ‘Improving life chances’ (organised by Bright Blue with Child Poverty Action Group) and ‘Working women: is gender equality beyond reach’ (also organised by Bright Blue) have been scheduled to run simultaneously, with no recognition […]

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Why is our family unit penalised for the time spent caring for our daughter?

I have a confession to make; I’m a SAHM by choice! Not due to childcare costs or because I’m not ambitious, which political parties seem to think are the only possible reasons. It’s for the simple reason that I want to be the one who looks after my child on a daily basis. To be […]

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MAHM Spring Newsletter 2016

Spring Newsletter 2016    

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Shared Parental Leave – what is it really all about?

by Marie Peacock MAHM celebrates the choice that Shared Parental Leave signals….it can allow more flexibility, and it also helps families in balancing the family budget.  However we wonder about timing…is the first twelve months after birth really the only focus here? For some couples sharing leave in the first year might be ideal, meeting […]

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The value of unpaid work at home, according to Office of National Statistics

The value of unpaid chores at home   BBC BUSINESS report, 7th April 2016 A must-read article!  Click on link above. But before you do,  have a go at guessing these figures below……. Question 1: If you were asked to calculate the value (in £££) per UK household, of unpaid work carried out at home […]

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Tory War On Mothers

http://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/laura-perrins-the-tory-war-on-mothers-shows-they-are-still-the-nasty-party/ Extracts: ”Mothers have carried their babies for nine months – what kind of society tries to interrupt this most intimate of relationships before it has barely begun? We know, through thousands of years of civilisation, that mothers are best suited to care for infants, yet now this is coming under attack – something unthinkable […]

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Lighting up Young Brains

Lighting up Young Brains  by Claire Paye, MAHM   According to Professor Torsten Baldeweg, Professor of Neuroscience and Child Health, from University College London’s Institute of Child health, the early years ‘are absolutely critical’.  The report in which he is quoted, ‘Lighting up Young Brains’ also identifies 130,000 children a year who are ‘falling behind’, […]

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New Tax changes in Canada that affect parents

1 April 2016 by Beverly Smith The new Liberal government under PM Justin Trudeau has changed benefits from the earlier Conservative PM Harper regime. It is a bad news/good news story, but the weight may be towards good news.  Direct money paid to parents will actually increase and be less conditional. Taxes for many families […]

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