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Understanding childcare options

Understanding childcare options

When children arrive in your world it’s a dead cert that at some point you will need childcare provision. Even families with a stay-at-home parent need to fall back on third-party care for the kids occasionally, so what are the options? A lot depends on your circumstances and budget, here are the most common forms

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salary sacrifice schemes

Salary sacrifice schemes

I don’t like the sound of this – anything that ‘sacrifices’ my hard earned cash can’t be good thing, can it? Well, it turns out that it can, in certain circumstances. Read on to find out how you could boost the value of your overall benefits package by sacrificing some of your salary. What is

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What is the living wage

What is The Living Wage

The amount of money you need to earn to cover your basic costs of living is known as the Living Wage. The cost of living varies across the UK with London being the most expensive by a significant margin. For this reason, experts talk about one Living Wage for the capital and another figure that

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Time off work entitlements

Time off work entitlements

The laws on time off work can be open to a degree of interpretation by your employer and individual rights will often depend on the specific terms of your employment contract. That said, there are some rules that all employers must abide by. We seek to demystify some of the basics here. Looking for a

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Breastfeeding when returning to work

Breastfeeding when returning to work

If you’ve got off to a great start with breastfeeding then you may be reluctant to give up when you return to work after maternity leave. The good news is that you don’t have to. It may take a little more planning that just latching your baby on when she’s hungry but it’s definitely doable.

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having bipolar and work

Having Bipolar and work

Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder can have a huge impact on your life, not least in the workplace. However, many people with the condition hold onto their jobs and are able to work efficiently. What is bipolar disorder? Formally known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your moods. You may swing

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