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Give working parents extra annual leave and suppor to cover school holidays

Submitted by Tara Lewis on Thursday 20th October 2022

Published on Monday 14th November 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 14th May 2023

Current Signatures: 11
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Child ~ Children ~ Clubs ~ Enable ~ Expected ~ fund ~ Holidays ~ Minimum ~ Retain ~ school holidays ~ summer holidays ~ The Government

Petition Action

Give working parents extra annual leave and suppor to cover school holidays

Petition Details

The Government must:
- fund and require employers to provied additional paid leave to cover school holidays
- fund free holiday clubs for all working parents
- fund paid special leave for parents for when their child is sick to enable them to retain their annual leave

Additional Information

Working parents on average get 20-30 working days off a year as annual leave. The school holidays total on average 72 working days. How are parents who do not have extended family or cannot afford childcare expected to look after their children if they do not have the leave to cover it?

Many working families do not have disposable income and cannot afford to pay a minimum £200 a week per child for summer holiday clubs


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