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With Stephen Jardine

Do dads get a raw deal when it comes to parental leave?

Ten big-name businesses have agreed to publish parental leave and pay policies online. It means people will not have to ask for the information when they apply or go for a job interview. The change has been driven by MP Jo Swinson, who wants all big firms to be transparent on leave policies. And SNP MSP Fulton Macgregor is calling for more employers to adopt practices which allow for enhanced paternity leave or pay, arguing this will challenge "the presumption that women are primarily responsible for raising children".
Do Dads get a raw deal when it comes to parental leave?

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Are children getting too much homework in the UK? Comedian and actor Rob Delaney thinks so. And Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, a father of four, agreed with Delaney, calling homework a "waste of time". So when it comes to homework - how much is too much?

3 hours

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Thu 27 Sep 2018 09:00

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  • Amy Macdonald

    This Is The Life

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    • Vertigo.

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