18 September 2019

Over the next six weeks we will submit our responses to the UK Government's Good Work Plan, which includes three separate consultations, about neonatal leave and pay; transparency of employer work-life balance policies; and parenting leave and pay. Taken together, these consultations amount to an important opportunity for us to argue the case that the support Britain offers to working families should be designed so as to offer fathers and mothers real choices over how they share the earning and caregiving when they have small children. We have already sent a critique of the confusing and unhelpful ways in which the parenting leave and pay consultation was drafted. We are also part of a 'Flex for All' coalition lobbying for flexible working to be made the default for all UK jobs.

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5 December 2018
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12 September 2018
The Government’s proposed First 1000 Days strategy should include, as a priority, the provision of detailed guidance to ensure that pre-conception, maternity and post-natal services reach out to, engage with and support expectant and new fathers. 
FI research »
10 September 2018
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1 July 2018
The Fatherhood Institute (www.fatherhoodinstitute.org) is the world’s leading independent ‘think tank’ on fatherhood. We support both mothers and fathers as earners and carers. 
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27 June 2018
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Blog, FI research »
12 June 2018
Jeremy Davies writes (this blog first appeared on Huffington Post UK): OK, we get it. Maternity services: the clue’s in the name. 
Blog, Policy »
26 February 2018
This blog was published by CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources), which is located at the UCL Institute of Education and brings together eight leading studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service. 
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4 July 2017
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