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Sign The Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting Petition

ethnicity pay gap

This week as I sat in the bath with my four year old son, I showed him my hands and asked him what colour my skin was. “A bit red because the water is hot.” is what he said. He does not identify me as ‘white’. To him my skin colour and his skin colour […] Read more…

How To Get A Tax Refund For Working From Home

working from home tax refund

Many of us have found ourselves sent to work from home this year whilst employers can create a safer office environment for us to return to. You may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills you have to pay because you have to work at home on a regular basis. You […] Read more…

You’re Entitled To 18 Weeks Unpaid Parental Leave

unpaid parental leave boy in mum's arms

Monday morning school runs feeling like a struggle? Your children growing up too quickly and you just need them to slow down so you can savour their “littleness” for a little while longer? Got a poorly kid and need to be by their side rather than rely on relatives?┬áDid you know that employees in the […] Read more…

13 Non-Pay Benefits To Ask About At Interview

I’m sick of seeing so many job adverts where I know I could do the job but they say “Salary Competitive”. This is not a salary! Job applications require time, effort, research, travel to interviews, a new outfit, emotional investment. To not even know what might be offered is absurd. But would you feel confident […] Read more…