Since Parliament has returned from the summer recess, there have been many changes at the top of Government. Some of the notable changes were in the family sector and its public affairs plans. Both the Children and Families Minister Sarah Teather, and Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Tim Loughton, have been replaced. The […]
The government are launching parenting lessons, but Jill Kirby, former Chair of Mothers at Home Matter, argues that this is an unnecessary state intervention. http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9721000/9721872.stm
An article in The Telegraph on the 14th May highlights how “The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales has told the Treasury that the controversial plan to deny the benefit to families with a high earner “is seriously flawed in principle and in practice”. For more details read here.
A recent study for the think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Nuffield Foundation has found that children looked after at home by grandparents have better vocabulary and are more emotionally secure. Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood says, “You get a variety and a range of abilities but it is the element […]
A recent article in the Evening Standard, by the journalist Anne McElvoy, has defended mothers’ rights to stay at home to pass on their education to the next generation. This could never be classified as a ‘complete waste’ regardless of what the Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt thinks. What’s more, she also brings up David […]
On the 15th February The Telegraph published a piece by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, author of a recent report on Child Development in the under 5s. His findings show that worryingly, 41 per cent of children don’t achieve a good level of development at age 5. How […]
In response to the news last week that David Cameron was considering a re-think of the cuts to Child Benefit, Kathy Gyngell wrote an article in The Daily Mail (13.01.12) urging the Prime Minister not to cut the Child Benefit for a single earner family with an income that is just over the higher rate […]