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The ‘luxury’ of love

by Claire Paye 22 January 2016 What is so terrible about mothers looking after their own children?  Why is it so very important that mothers do paid work so they can pay someone else to look after their children?  Why the Government obsession with using taxpayers’ money to pay for childcare when mothers can, and […]

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Value Families and Value Unpaid Care Work

18th January 2016   by Marie Peacock The issue of benefits, dependency and strategies to reduce the welfare bill are regularly analysed in policy circles and in the media.  Today Civitas  is discussing this very topic. But the matter of *Family Care* and the extra responsibilities and costs of *Raising A Family* are all-too-rarely debated. It’s […]

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When one parent cares for children at home the family is penalised in taxation. Mr Cameron – Why?

8th December Dear Mr Cameron, In a speech last week by Sam Gyimah, Education and Childcare Minister, to the Family and Childcare Trust regarding the expansion in taxpayer-funded support for 30 hours of non family childcare, he said: ”We are setting an income cap set at £100,000, whereby parents earning more than that won’t be […]

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Vanessa Olorenshaw speaking on MAHM Panel at Feminism in London October 2015

VANESSA OLORENSHAW POLITICS OF MOTHERING @VOLORENSHAW UNWAGED WORK PANEL AT FEMINISM IN LONDON CONFERENCE   INTRODUCTION Thank you Mel and MAHM for inviting me to speak on this panel, I am very grateful for the opportunity to use my voice today. For those of you who don’t know who I am, I am a mother, […]

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Tax credit cuts debate must place greater priority on family life and a good childhood

The House of Lords last night forced a review of tax credit cuts and the way it was planned they’d be implemented. Tax credit cuts planned by Govt would hit the lowest income families in poorly paid jobs the hardest, just when families need income support when bringing up children. Family budgets are already squeezed […]

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Dr Karem Roitman speaking for MAHM at Feminism in London conference Oct 2015

FEMINISM IN LONDON OCTOBER 2015 Dr Karem Roitman Good morning, my name is Karem and I am a lecturer and consultant on socio-economic development and gender. Today, as part of Mothers At Home Matter, I would like to bring an international perspective to this panel on unpaid labour. I am aware some have critiqued our […]

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