Working Families Index
The Working Families Index is the most comprehensive study of the experience of work and family life in the UK.
The Working Families Index 2023 report, in partnership with Pinsent Masons, shines a spotlight on the financial challenges faced by lower-income families in the UK. The report highlights the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on families, particularly in terms of childcare costs.
For 2023, we focussed on four key areas:
- Childcare: The high cost of childcare and the impact it has on families’ finances and ability to work.
- Parental leave: The availability and accessibility of parental leave for working parents, particularly those on a low income.
- Flexible working: The barriers to accessing flexible working arrangements, which can help parents balance work and family responsibilities.
- Control over working patterns: How much control working parents have over their work schedules and how this affects their ability to care for their children.
Working Families Index 2022 Highlights report
This report covers the key findings of our extensive study on work and family life in the UK. It examines finances, working arrangements, managing and sharing childcare, and personal wellbeing—and tracks their development over time.
Working Families Index 2022 Employer Action Briefing
Written specifically for employers, this briefing takes the findings of the Working Families Index and turns them into actionable recommendations to improve flexible and family-friendly practices across all sectors.