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  • Modern Families Index 2018 – Employer Summary Report

    The 2018 Modern Families Index: how employers can support the UK’s working families, published by work life balance charity Working Families and Bright Horizons, exposes the limitations of policies like flexible working, whilst unsupportive workplace cultures remain in place.

  • Increase the Joy: Improving Shared Parental Leave

    This position paper is supported by twelve professional and voluntary sector organisations with an interest in family and work policy.

  • 2018 Modern Families Index full report

    The Modern Families Index is the most comprehensive survey of how working families manage the balance between work and family life in the UK. 2,761 working parents across the UK responded with at least one dependent child aged 13 or under. The sample comprised 1,304 fathers and 1,457 mothers spread equally across 12 regions of […]

  • 2018 Modern Families Index summary report

    Key findings from the 2018 Modern Families Index - the most comprehensive survey of working parents in the UK

  • Britain Works

    Britain Works is a programme of work which aims to inform conversations between both charities and UK employers to identify the solutions that will improve the working lives of the UK’s low and middle-income parents. A survey by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Working Families has found that low and middle-income parents want to work, […]

  • Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark 2017

    Our annual Working Families member benchmark is unique and comprehensive, measuring all aspects of flexible and agile and work life policies and practice, and how these are integrated into organisational values and culture. Read the key findings from the 2017 benchmark, showing the evolving way in which organisations think about work life balance and flexible working.

  • Flexible Jobs Index Scotland 2017

    This is the first report of its kind in Scotland. It shows that demand for quality flexible jobs in Scotland massively outstrips supply with just one in eight jobs advertised as flexible. But more than a third of jobless Scots are looking for part-time or flexible work.

  • Family Friendly Working and Low Income Families – Policy Briefing

    Family Friendly Working and Low Income Families – Policy Briefing

  • Family Friendly Working and Low Income Families – Full report

    There is increasing recognition of the value of family friendly and flexible ways of working to employers, families and communities in Scotland.

  • Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards – the case studies

    Read the case studies of the 2017 Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards winners