Career

PRIDE

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, LGBTQ+, LGBT, Family Friendly Companies, Diversity, D&I, Career
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This month is LGBT Pride Month. Traditionally, PRIDE is connected to the support and promotion of those LGBT members in our society.  Last night Parental Choice attended a PRIDE event run with pride (excuse the pun!) by one of our clients Taylor Wessing. It was a great event and all credit should go to Dan ...

Are women in control of their finances?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Tax and Pensions, Financial Planning, Career
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So, are women in control of their finances?  According to a recent UBS article, the answer surprisingly is ‘no’. The report, ‘Own your worth – how women can break the cycle of abdication and take control of their wealth’ makes interesting reading.  It focuses on two key facts, which in isolation may appear a little ...

Moving pets overseas

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Moving house, Global Mobility, Career
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You need to relocate and your family features one or more furry friends.  We all know how important these non-humans are to our family, so if you are moving pets overseas, how do you make sure that all your family members can relocate? Preparation for pet relocation Firstly, you need to research what (if any) quarantine requireme...

Modern Families Index 2019 – messages to business leaders

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Our friends over at Parent and Professional (P&P), have taken a good look at the Modern Families Index 2019 which was recently published by Working Families and Bright Horizons. The index raised many issues faced by working parents, but the conclusion drawn by P&P is that until business leaders and decision-makers really tak...

Three Business Travel Tips for Busy Working Mothers

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Career, Business travel
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At the best of times, maintaining balance as a working mother is a unique challenge. For mothers who are required to travel for their role, the challenge is even greater. Finding the time to prepare for your business trip carefully while still taking care of your children and going to work is a lot to ...

Cutting the Cost of Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Childcare, Career
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As any Parent who has looked at childcare will know, it is expensive.  Parents can spend up to 45% of their disposable income on childcare and after housing it is the second largest cost for a household. Naturally there are regional variations across the country, with the north being typically lowest in cost and the ...