Working parents are being hamstrung by childcare costs, with thousands effectively working for nothing, Aviva can reveal.
Over a third (35%) of the UK population is planning to gift cash for Christmas this year rather than a traditional present, research from pensions and insurance provider Friends Life has found.
Stressing over what presents to buy their children and grandchildren is the biggest festive worry for Britain’s over-50s, who are planning on spending around £300 on gifts this year, Aviva research shows.
Many people will be rockin’ around the Christmas tree with the 5.8 million pensioners (53 per cent) who will host friends and families at home on Christmas Day this year, according to new research from Prudential.
It won’t be long before our beloved pet dog sits at the head of the festive table according to new research by natural pet food company Forthglade, who have investigated the extent that Brits share rich Christmas Dinners and all the trimmings with their dogs.
Celebrated as a time for the family, the logistics of the festive period can turn Christmas into one of the most stressful times of the year for many separated and divorced parents across the UK, according to new research from The Co-operative Legal Services.
The dispersed nature of families in Britain today means that on average we will be making a round trip of more than 90 miles to be with our loved ones this Christmas.
Christmas is often a time for family but most over-40s in the UK live within 50 miles of their immediate older relatives reveals new research from Partnership.
AVG Technologies, the online security company for 182 million active users, latest AVG Digital Diaries research has found that almost a third of teens (28 percent) say they regret posting something online.
As the Christmas party season begins in earnest, it seems that the must have accessory for a care free Christmas shindig is a willing parent or grandparent in their 50s to perform babysitting and taxi duties.
Over two thirds (67%) of UK grandparents are providing childcare for their grandchildren, according to research from RIAS, the over 50s specialist insurance provider.
Forget story time, sleep-deprived British parents are taking unconventional steps to get their children into bed, including allowing their children to stay up and watch TV until they fall asleep (20%), bribing them into bed with the promise of presents (10%) and even allowing them sweets at bedtime (9%).
A new survey looking into the nation’s Christmas shopping baskets reveals that over half of Brits are planning to give ‘virtual’ gifts including gift cards and vouchers for high street retailers, book or garden vouchers and magazine subscriptions.
Parents will gain greater flexibility in how they share the care of their child as new Shared Parental Leave regulations come into force.
Enter the entrepreneurs: A quarter of Millennials plan to start their own business, but have the generation called time on traditional family values?
The start-ups in Silicon Valley are famously led by the elite under 35 and it seems in Britain too, many Millennials are hungry for entrepreneurial success.
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