Female Employment

Why More Women Are Pursuing Careers in the Manual Trades

Marianne Stenger | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Three quarters of employers in the construction sector have witnessed an increase in the number of women working in traditionally male jobs... With the UK currently facing a skills shortage in key sectors including construction and engineering, this can only be a good thing, but what's driving this change?

On Childcare, Tax Breaks for Nannies Can't Be the Answer

James Plunkett | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics
James Plunkett

In its simplest form, making childcare tax deductible would be a tax break for nannies. It would give higher rate taxpayers twice as big a benefit as basic rate taxpayers and would give most of all to those who can already afford to spend the most.

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.