Politics Round-up: Tampon tax & tax credits

A couple of weeks ago MPs rejected a move to cut tax on sanitary products. Currently they are taxed as luxury items, well my tweet on the matter sums up how I feel about it… Enjoying my luxury period, luxury period pains and luxury tampon use today. Lap of luxury me. #tampontax — sonya (@SonyaCisco)…

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Politics Round-up; Post Election

There is a bit of a political lull at the moment, post election come down or calm down whichever way you look at it. We had the Queen’s Speech so have an idea of what the next year looks like politically, but I think most of us are more concerned with the forthcoming budget speech.…

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#BritainsBrightestStreet – Could it be your street?

SunEdison are the world’s largest renewable energy development company and they are on the hunt for #BritainsBrightestStreet. They are looking for 5 – 20 households on the same street that want to save money whilst benefitting from solar energy. BritMums, in a project sponsored by SunEdison, asked a group of handpicked bloggers to share why they thought…

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Politics Round-up: Page 3 and other stories

Welcome to the first politics round-up of 2015. This should be a fascinating year politically, and as we head towards the general election I am hoping to be able to share the views of plenty of parent bloggers – on the issues that worry them, what they would like from politicians and how they will…

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How to interview Nick Clegg

  Just the other day I attended an event at the London HQ of professional services giant Deloitte. The event had seen my appearance on the BritMums Hangout with Jo Swinson on shared parental leave, and had arranged to discuss family friendly work practices and what employers could do to be more flexible so staff…

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Jo Swinson: Shared Parental Leave helps close pay gap

Recently BritMums had a hangout on air with MP Jo Swinson, talking about Shared Parental Leave. Here, she writes in a guest post about how shared leave can help close the gender pay gap, which has endured for too long. Jo Swinson writes: This week, on Tuesday 4 November , we had Equal Pay Day…

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