The Government has proposed a more flexible system for parental leave to be introduced in 2015. The Modern Workplaces consultation would allow mothers and fathers to share their allowance of leave by taking a number of different blocks during their child’s first year.
When your child hands you that letter from school inviting you to parents’ night, you could have mixed emotions. I’ve been on both sides of the fence as a parent and a teacher. Parents’ nights should be helpful. Follow a few simple rules and get the most out of them.
Garden designer and mother-of-two, Anthea Harrison, is embarking on a “once in a lifetime trip.” She will be trekking along the Great Wall of China to raise money for Childline and the NSPCC this October.
Ask for advice and support. These days there are plenty of organisations offering free start-up advice for small businesses and it is so valuable to listen to the voice of experience. Other than that – just do it!”
Have you spent years struggling to find your dream job?
Perhaps you have job hopped from one mediocre job to another desperately searching for for a career but nothing has quite hit the spot. You are not alone! Plenty of people leave school with no defined career aspirations and muddle along through the world of work, just like our newest member of the team, Sally Todd.
Running a small business from home should be straight forward. Make a product or supply a service, invoice and hopefully get paid the following month. However it starts to get a little tricky when the word ‘insurance’ is used. As a self employed person, a sole trader or the owner of a limited company we need to protect ourselves for every eventuality.
If you currently have an online craft shop, you might be considering whether or not it’s worth trying to get your products onto the high street.
Home-working has many benefits, but it can also mean that the line between home and work becomes blurred, it is particularly trucky during half-term