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Childcare costs see parents of 0-5s work for less than £100 a month

Working parents are being hamstrung by childcare costs, with thousands effectively working for nothing, Aviva can reveal.

Families turn to cash for this year's Christmas presents

Families turn to cash for this year's Christmas presents

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.

Over-50s worry most about gift buying but see ‘family time’ as the key to a happy Christmas

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.

Generous pensioners plan to spend £4.2 billion entertaining this Christmas

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.

Adam Henson launches a national health warning to combat festive food horrors

Adam Henson launches a national health warning to combat festive food horrors

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.

Festive family strife

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.

Brits planning a 90 mile round trip for turkey and stuffing this Christmas

Brits planning a 90 mile round trip for turkey and stuffing this Christmas

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.

Family matters with most over-40s living within 50 miles of their immediate family

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.

One in three teenagers has online regrets by age 16

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.

Parents and grandparents are the must have party accessory this Christmas

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.

Britain’s grandparent army save Britain £17bn annually in childcare costs

Britain’s grandparent army save Britain £17bn annually in childcare costs

Over two thirds (67%) of UK grandparents are providing childcare for their grandchildren, according to research from RIAS, the over 50s specialist insurance provider.

Sleep-deprived parents reliant on bedtime bribery

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%).

Over half of Brits will give ‘virtual’ gifts this Christmas

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.

New Shared Parental Leave regulations come into effect

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.