Archive for October, 2010

Child benefit and binocular man

October 11, 2010

This Guardian article points out the inconsistencies in the government’s proposed review of Child Benefit.


2010 Open Meeting and AGM – 15th Nov

October 7, 2010

For this year’s annual general and open meeting, on Monday 15th November, we shall be returning to the well-equipped Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7. The open meeting and AGM is always a great time to meet old friends, make new friends and to remain informed about the challenges and opportunities of being stay-at-home Mums. (more…)

Miliband supports FTMs

October 7, 2010

In this story about the government’s proposed changes to child benefit, the new Labour leader explicitly supports stay-at-home Mums:

The way they have gone about them has caused huge anxiety, particularly for mums who are staying at home while maybe their husbands are going out to work.

Child Benefit: What’s fair about taxing stay-at-home mums?

October 4, 2010

This article makes the reasonable point that the proposal to tax child benefit is another blow to single-income families.

The great nursery debate

October 2, 2010

Click here for this piece from The Guardian, which does appear to be even-handed, quoting people and research from both sides of the debate. (more…)