Elizabeth Truss

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Clegg Vs The Orange Bookers

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 21 October 2013... 1) CLEGG VS THE ORANGE BOOKERS Has Nick Clegg, leader of the centre-right Orange B...

Nick Clegg's Announcement on Childcare Ratio Reforms Is Welcome, But Greater Challenges for the Sector Remain

Liz Bayram | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics
Liz Bayram

Childcare professionals and families across the UK breathed a sigh of relief last week following Nick Clegg's decision to block Government plans to increase childcare ratios... Yet whilst the announcement is positive news, there remains a great deal of sector concern around other proposed reforms, which are equally concerning.

Somebody Has Managed To Defend Gove

PA | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

A radical overhaul of GCSE exams is needed to allow British students to compete academically with those in other countries, the education minister has...

Up To £1,200 Towards Your Childcare Costs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

More than two million working families stand to gain through a major expansion of government support for childcare, ministers announced today. Even...

Childcare Vouchers: Supporting Working Families

Julian Foster | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Foster

With childcare costs continuing to rise more quickly than wages, parents are having an increasingly difficult time balancing household budgets. The OECD has highlighted that British parents pay some of the highest childcare costs in the world; parents are spending huge proportions of their salaries on childcare costs.

The Case for 'Time Out' Childcare

Ruth Ball | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Ball

Being a parent is hard. In fact, let's just be honest about it, it's really hard sometimes. We often don't admit it, except to our closest friends and family, but it's probably the most challenging part of our lives. A recent survey by the NSPCC reported that in the first eight weeks after birth around three in five mothers felt isolated with no one to turn to, and two in five mothers even admitted to 'getting angry' with their baby. And this is before they've even started walking and talking!

Liz Truss, You're So Wrong!

Julie Lightley | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Julie Lightley

As someone who is responsible for running four nurseries - between them registered to look after over 290 children under the age of four - I can honestly say that plans to increase the amount of children that staff can look after gives me great concern.

Male, Pale and Stale: The Gender Gap in the UK's Leading Roles

Anna Claeys | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Anna Claeys

The current system continues to leave women severely underrepresented in the top job - this is an issue not just for women, but for our economy and society as a whole.

ResHUFFle: The Women On The Up And On The Way Out

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Politics

SEE ALSO: - Blogpost - why Cameron needs to refresh his team as the coalition continues to flounder - ResHUFFLe blog - the latest rumours and sp...

Can Deregulation Fix Britain's Childcare Challenge

Vidhya Alakeson | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Vidhya Alakeson

At the start of this week Conservative MP, Elizabeth Truss, published her proposals for reducing the high costs of childcare in Britain. At the heart of her proposals is a drive to reduce regulation on the childcare industry.

Conservative Plan To Overhaul Childcare 'Not The Answer', Say Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The average UK family now spends more than a quarter of net income (27%) on childcare suggests a report by Conservative MP Elizabeth Truss for the Cen...

Chris Wimpress

Liz Truss: 'I Am Quite Bolshy Sometimes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

For some reason I was worried that Liz Truss was going to be fierce. She's actually very pleasant, but always comes across as highly uncompromising i...

"The Cuts Have Only Just Started" - Radical Tories Speak Out

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Politics

Tories from the radical "Free Enterprise Group" wing of the party have been outlining what they would like to see ministers do to accelerate the reduc...