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Rising number of parents take their cash-strapped twenty-something children on holiday


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29 Feb 2016

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An increasing number of twenty-somethings in the UK are tapping into the ‘bank of mum and dad’ when it comes to holidays  as well as buying a home too....

A quarter of parents are doing their child’s homework for them, research reveals


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22 Sep 2014

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Nearly a quarter (23%) of parents are completing homework entirely for their child, with many believing that they get “too much” and what they are given is “too difficult.”

Science topped the list of subjects in which parents give their children a helping hand, according to the research carried out by a UK money saving website, with 46% of parents admitting that they had intervened with science tasks....

British workers not making full use of holiday days, says survey


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19 May 2014

 

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British workers are not taking all their holiday entitlement giving employers more than £18 billion worth of work for free, according to new findings. 

Only 77% of people take all of the annual leave to which they are entitled to, according the UK Annual Leave Survey of more than 2,000 staff by workplace review website Glassdoor....

British skiers lose almost £32m of valuables on holiday this winter


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7 Apr 2014

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British skiers lost more than £31.5million worth of possessions on holiday abroad this winter, according to the latest statistics from the Post Office Travel Insurance.

The figure works out at around £219 worth of belongings per skier. The slopes accounted for almost half of the items lost, while 17% of people watched helplessly as their valuable fell from a ski-lift....

Parents count the cost of new term-time holiday ban


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17 Jan 2014

This week a couple from Shropshire who took their three children on holiday during school term time have been taken to court and had to pay a total of £1,000 in fines and costs.  The family fell foul of the new powers granted to schools by the Department for Education (DfE) to deal with unauthorised absence.

Until recently, head teachers had the power to grant students up to 10 days leave a year for family holidays.  The rules now state that children can only be taken from school in “exceptional circumstances” which would not normally include a term-time holiday....