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
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
Business News Wales61 per cent of First Time Buyers Believe Buying a House Together is a Greater Commitment than Getting MarriedBusiness News WalesNew research from Barclays Mortgages reveals that 61 per cent of First Time Buyers believe buying a house together shows greater commitment to your partner than getting married. There were stark differences in attitudes across the country, as the North ...
Believing these Social Security myths could make you poorer in retirementYahoo Finance UKTo that point, 69 percent of baby boomers — a generation of individuals who are either in or approaching retirement — expect Social Security to be a "major" source of retirement income, according to a recent report from the Insured Retirement ...and more »
Business InsiderI retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's what a week of my spending looks likeBusiness InsiderJohn, aka ESI Money, was a business executive for 28 years before he retired at age 52 with a $3 million net worth. .... Plus, I paid with a 3% cash back credit card. I get a minimum return of 2% cash back wherever I use a credit card but I often earn ...and more »
Business Insider UKI retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's what a week of my spending looks likeBusiness Insider UKJohn, aka ESI Money, was a business executive for 28 years before he retired at age 52 with a $3 million net worth. .... Plus, I paid with a 3% cash back credit card. I get a minimum return of 2% cash back wherever I use a credit card but I often earn ...and more »
Have you met...
Latest Members:


mmotony


ahmedshaban


Tonny


laiyongcai92


jasminsmith


linzhihong18


John Edword

 

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