News round-up: Giveaways entice lone parents to job schemes

    Giveaways entice lone parents to job schemes
    Unemployed single mothers have been enticed to join government-funded job schemes with offers of shopping vouchers, washing machines, games consoles and Christmas turkeys by private sector groups whose fees are partly tied to how many volunteers they sign up.

    Read this story in The Financial Times

    Parental leave: fathers to get months of paid leave in paternity rights shakeup
    Radical reforms to maternity leave legislation, which would allow fathers to take more paid time off, will be proposed today by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

    Read this story in The Guardian

    Council worker suspended for suggesting terminally-ill woman “put her faith in God”
    Homelessness officer Duke Amachree has been suspended for encouraging a terminally-ill woman to turn to God after she told him her doctors could do nothing more for her.

    Read this story in The Daily Telegraph

    Acas to resolve disputes at earlier stage
    A new service aimed at resolving up to 20,000 workplace discipline and grievance cases a year before they reach the employment tribunal system is to be launched next month by Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

    Read this story in The Financial Times

    Surge in charity advice work from executives
    Financial services executives are increasingly offering their skills to provide free advice to charities, even as their public image is battered by the economic crisis.

    Read this story in The Financial Times

    Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists
    Two hundred schoolchildren in Britain, some as young as 13, have been identified as potential terrorists by a police scheme that aims to spot youngsters who are “vulnerable” to Islamic radicalisation.

    Read this story in The Independent

    Quadriplegic sailor challenges elements again
    Fundraiser Hilary Lister aims to sail solo around the British Isles aided by ‘sip and puff’ controls

    Read this story in The Independent

     

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