A quarter of new dads are missing out on paternity leave and pay, says TUC

More than 157,000 new fathers did not qualify for paternity leave or pay last year TUC calls on new government to give new dads better paternity leave and pay entitlements One in four men who became fathers in 2016 didn’t qualify for paternity leave or pay, according to new TUC analysis published on Fathers’ Day … Read more

Mothers with young children a third less likely to be in work than fathers, says TUC

Women with young children are nearly a third less likely to be in work than men with children of the same age, according to new TUC analysis published today (Friday). The TUC found that on average just 64% of mothers with children aged 0-4 are in paid employment, compared to 93% of fathers with pre-school … Read more

Fathers working full-time earn 21% more than men without children, says TUC

Fathers working full-time get paid a fifth more than men with similar jobs who don’t have children, according to a new report published by the TUC today (Monday). The report shows that dads who work full-time experience, on average, a 21% ‘wage bonus’ and that working fathers with two kids earn more (9%) than those … Read more

Benefits changes threaten young dads’ bond with children – charities

The Government risks severing the bond between vulnerable young dads and their children, Barnardo’s and other charities warn this Father’s Day, with benefits changes that leave many struggling to spend a night alone together. Young peoples’ and fathers’ charities, including Barnardo’s, Working With Men and Young Dads Council, are warning that dads who don’t live … Read more

Two in five new fathers won’t qualify for shared parental leave, says TUC

Two in five (40 per cent) new fathers won’t qualify for new rights to shared parental leave, according to analysis published by the TUC today (Friday). From April mothers will be allowed to share up to 50 weeks of their maternity leave and 37 weeks of their pay with their partners. However, analysis carried out … Read more

New right for fathers and partners to attend antenatal appointments

Fathers and partners now have the right to take unpaid time off work to accompany expectant mothers to up to 2 antenatal appointments. Fathers and partners now have the right to take unpaid time off work to accompany expectant mothers to up to 2 antenatal appointments, Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson announced today (2 October … Read more