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Gordon Brown has promised to provide free nursery school places for every two-year-old in the UK in a bid to help parents go back to work. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister said £1 billion would be spent on the scheme over the coming years. Speaking on the eve of his…

The right to apply for unpaid leave in the event of a family emergency has been extended to enable an extra 4.5 million parents to benefit. Current employment legislation states that only parents of children aged six and under are entitled to take unpaid leave from work if their son or daughter is sick. But…

The government’s decision to increase the minimum wage by 3.8 per cent has been welcomed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which describes the move as "striking a sensible balance". Under plans announced by Gordon Brown yesterday (March 5th), the adult rate will rise from £5.52 to £5.73 an hour, while the rate for…