The material on this website is for information only
and is not intended as any recommendation or endorsement of any products or companies mentioned. We are not licensed by the FSA to give financial advice, and none of the material on this website constitutes or is intended to constitute financial ...
News
WSJ City: RBS's £846 Million Mortgage Fine; UK Competitiveness at Risk; IPO Revival Takes Its TimeWall Street Journal (blog)Government bonds could make further gains as persistent fears over the health of Deutsche Bank stoked solid demand for relatively safer assets on Tuesday, sending benchmark yields in the US, Germany, Japan and the UK to multi-week lows. ... Ebita ...
AOL Money UKEllie Goulding named the internet's most dangerous celebrityAOL Money UKYou also need to exercise a bit of sensible self-preservation. If you receive a request to enter information like your credit card number, email, home address or password, don't give this information out without thinking. Do your research to make sure ...and more »
Barclaycard launches new credit card for travellers wanting to cut those holiday billsThis is MoneyUnlike most credit cards, which charge an extra fee for spending in shops and withdrawing cash, the new Platinum travel card has no fee until the end of August 2018. After that, a 2.99 per cent fee will apply on every transaction, so you may want to ...and more »
Telegraph.co.ukRBS to pay $1.1bn to settle mortgage-backed securities lawsuitsTelegraph.co.ukRoyal Bank of Scotland is to pay $1.1bn (£846m) to settle US lawsuits over claims it sold toxic mortgage securities to two American credit unions in the run-up to ...RBS, property, spending and identity theftSpectator.co.uk (blog)RBS agrees £845m deal with US regulator over mis-sold mortgage bondsBelfast TelegraphRBS pays £846m fine for its role in the 2008 financial crisisThe IndependentEvening Standardall 62 news articles »
VICTORY: How our campaigns changed Britain... and saved you thousandsThis is MoneyToday, spouses can apply to the court for a share of any company or personal pension. Typically, a lump ... But you can also tell us by writing to moneymail@dailymail.co.uk or Money Mail, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. To ...and more »
Have you met...
Latest Members:


lidolove201046


expert


SHIMAA222


reda21


hannamarin


nermine


ahmed

 

Mums head back to work to fund family's cash gap

According to Avon (as in Avon Calling) 70% of Great Britain’s mums need to go out to work. 7 out of every 10 questioned will be heading back to work sooner than they expected due to money concerns, with a third aiming to begin work immediately. The Avon Mum-Economics Study of over 1,000 stay-at-home mums, which was funded by Avon Cosmetics, also shows that the majority of these women are worried that there aren’t enough flexible employment opportunities for mums looking to return to work.
The real question is: are there enough employment opportunities – never mind flexible? With unemployment 2 million and rapidly rising to a predicted peak of 3 million (or possibly nearer 3.5 million depending on how pessimistic you are) many will have a real problem finding even part time work.
When asked why they needed to head back to work sooner than planned, a fifth said the cash gap in their family’s budgets and 27% were worried about the impact the recession will have on their family’s income. One in ten said that they’re concerned that their husband is likely to be made redundant over the next year.
 
Anna Segatti, President of Avon UK, says, “What we are seeing is a real blitz spirit, with women jumping into action to help fund their family through the tough times. The main obstacles women foresee focus on finding flexible work, with over half the mums we spoke to worried about managing the school run, kids' sick days and of course school holiday schedules. The cost of childcare also presents concerns for mums, with over half the mums worried that the cost of childcare will not leave enough money to cover household costs.
Avon has launched a recruitment drive with a UK-wide initiative to sign up new Representatives to its flexible self-employed work.
Maxine Benson, Founder of Everywoman, the UK's leading provider of training, resources and support services for women in business says, “Now that returning to work is such a pressing need for women across the UK we have seen a growth in women starting up their own businesses during the current economic climate. We expect to see this rise even more in the near future as women have to seek out flexible earnings opportunities to fit around their family needs.”

If you are thinking that the best way to earn some much needed income is to start up your own business get as much advice as you can. Start with Business Link. You’ll find your nearest one through www.businesslink.gov.uk or 0845 600 9 006.

Advertise with us  |  Privacy  |  Terms & Copyright                                                                                     Website maintained by USP Networks