Here on the Isle of Wight, in essence one week will be taken off the end of the summer holidays and added on to the autumn half term to give a two week break.
Posts Tagged: Family and relationships
Large companies should be required to offer paternity leave on the same basis as maternity leave. Families should have the choice of who should stay home.
Ryan Henson: How to improve opportunities for white working-class boys – and get more on the Tory benches too
Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
New polling on behalf of the Centre for Social Justice and Family Stability Network helps to highlight what young people themselves are asking for.
Maria Caulfield: We already have a right to die – and shouldn’t force a duty to kill on doctors and nurses
Even the activists campaigning for legalised assisted suicide have admitted that “the majority of people who die in the UK will not suffer pain”.
Joe Robertson: We don’t need new laws for no fault divorce – for the simple reason that we already have it
The consent principle applies now – and we should beware of the potential effects on children of allowing no adequate period for reflection.
Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
The Chancellor should commit to a Family Services Transformation Fund of £100 million over four years to help relationship support and post-separation support.
We need to make it clear that not just harassment and using prostitutes but sexist jokes and extra-marital affairs are completely unacceptable.
Requiring divorcing couples to assign blame often increases the acrimony, and the harm, of the process.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.
The modern family is changing, and the law should change with it. In any event, the traditional view of marriage has already been overhauled by the Conservatives.