The Politically Speaking column with Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen

For those of you who earn a living freelancing or are self-employed, having children can be a financially daunting prospect.
Shared parental leave, which enables parents to split their 50 weeks leave after the birth of their child and 37 weeks of statutory pay, has been enshrined in law since 2015 for most people. But the right does not apply to all.
Those who are often already living a precarious existence in the self-employed sector – something I have plenty of experience of in my previous career as an actor and writer – are unjustly ignored.
In Parliament on Wednesday I proposed my first... read more

 
23 February 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 19
Source: Batley News
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