It doesn’t come as a complete surprise that the number of stay at home mums is on the rise for the first time. And I am not surprised to read that the UK has the most expensive childcare costs in the world.
More women than men are affected by unemployment and this number is rising. The main reason for the increase is that women are losing their jobs within the public sector, due to government cuts. This has been reduced by 70% in order to reduce the welfare bill.
Currently there are over a quarter of a million women who are jobless and have been for over a year, according to the IPPR – Institute of Public Policy Research. A high proportion of women included in this figure have no choice but to quit their jobs as the government cut Childcare Tax Credits. Equally there are a proportion of women who can’t economically justify the huge increase in childcare costs and it doesn’t make going to work worthwhile.
Unfortunately for some working mums the decision has already been made as they have been made redundant from their jobs. Within this population of women there may be some mums who had a good family balance and now may struggle to identify a similar job that suits them and they are forced to stay at home.
I would love to hear from you if you have been affected if this includes yourself;
- Where you made redundant from your job?
- Have you been forced to leave your job due to costly childcare rises?
- Have you been forced to leave your job due to government cuts i.e Childcare Tax Credits?
- Have you simply opted to become a stay at home mum?
Thanks for your continued support!