Work and career

  • What to do if you lose your job

    What to do if you lose your job

    Finding yourself out of work racks up the financial pressure, and those bills still need paying. It may be tempting to bury your head in the sand in the hope that you will secure a new job quickly, but this simply may not happen. Ignoring your finances at any stage can land you in deep

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    Get help with childcare costs

    Get help with childcare costs

    Childcare is one of the killer costs of having kids. You need to work to earn money to live, but when you do, you can’t be around to mind your child. Childcare costs are a given for many working families. Not everyone can afford for one parent to remain at home, even though the majority

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    returning to work after maternity leave

    Returning to work after maternity leave

    Many mothers consider returning to work after maternity leave for financial reasons. There are certain rights that employers must adhere to when you are returning to work following maternity leave. If you understand exactly what you are entitled to, it might make the transition to a working parent easier. Statutory Maternity Leave There are two

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    What is discrimination in the workplace

    What is workplace discrimination

    Workplace discrimination is something that everybody has heard of, yet it can be confusing knowing what does and doesn’t count as discrimination. There are laws in place to prevent employers treating their employees poorly or differently because of their race, age, gender, sexual preference or disability. In order to determine your rights, you need to

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    Living on one income

    Living on one income

    When you’re used to living off two salaries, the thought of living on one income can be extremely daunting. However, it is something that many couples face. It could be that you or your partner is pregnant and they need to take time off to have the baby. There are many reasons why one partner may

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    Can I apply for flexible working hours

    Can I apply for flexible working hours

    The laws around flexible working changed on 30th June 2014. Prior to this date the right to request flexible working hours only applied to parents with children under 17 years of age (18 the child was disabled) and those in certain caring roles. Since the 30th June 2014 any employee who has served a company

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