UK Parliament Inquiry into Fathers accepts submission from How Do You Do It

UK Parliament Inquiry into Fathers accepts submission from How Do You Do It

How Do You Do It is delighted to have our submission accepted by the UK House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee’s Inquiry into Fathers and the workplace.1  The Committee has launched an inquiry as new research reveals that many fathers do not feel supported in the workplace to care for their children.  The inquiry follows on from the Committee’s report on the Gender Pay Gap in March 2016 which found that:

  • Sharing care between fathers and mothers is the key to reducing the Gender Pay Gap
  • Many fathers want to fulfil their caring responsibilities for their children
  • The Government’s flagship policy of Shared Parental Leave, introduced in 2015, is likely to have little impact, with a predicted take-up rate of just 2-8%

Virginia Herlihy, CEO of How Do You Do It, says that these issues have been echoed in discussions with working mothers and fathers in our Working Parents’ Programmes. ‘We are delighted to be able to offer our knowledge and experience to this ground-breaking inquiry because of our interaction with hundreds of working fathers over the past several years,’ she said.  ‘We offer programmes and coaching not just to mothers and fathers at all stages of their work/parenting life, but also by providing support for line managers at all levels of seniority in how to manage flexible workers.’

For more information on all our programmes supporting working parents and their managers, please contact us at info@howdoyoudoit.co.uk   

1 http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/women-and-equalities-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/fathers-and-the-workplace-16-17/

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