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 ...
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at
The GuardianMortgages are now the most affordable since the mid-1990s, says HalifaxThe GuardianUnsurprisingly, the 10 least-affordable areas are mainly in London and the south-east. The London boroughs of Brent and Haringey are said to be the least affordable places in the country, with average mortgage payments on a new home loan eating up 61.1 ...
The TimesJoin the race to remortgageThe TimesBorrowers are scrambling in record numbers to take out fixed-rate mortgages before an expected rise in the Bank of England base rate. This month 25 lenders, including Barclays, Halifax, NatWest and TSB, raised the cost of mortgage deals, including 11 ...and more »
The TimesGood news for landlords looking for a mortgage dealThe TimesLast year buy-to-let lending fell to a four-year low, according to the Bank of England. Buy-to-let loans now make up 12.7 per cent of total mortgage lending — in 2016 it was 21.4 per cent. John Eastgate of Kent Reliance, a specialist buy-to-let lender ...
The Times'Daughter can't use my ticket gift'The TimesI bought two tickets for Hamilton the musical as a present for my daughter and her friend to see the show in July. I paid with my bank card, but I will not be attending. The booking confirmation, however, says: “You will receive your tickets via ...and more »
Have you met...
Latest Members:









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 or 0845 600 9 006.

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