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Do Croydon’s carers get the help that they need to balance care and work?

Posted on June 23rd, by Loren Dixon in Politics & Society. No Comments

It’s challenging to juggle caring responsibilities and paid work, says Loren Dixon

A series of laws has been passed to strengthen carers’ rights in the work place. The Work and Families Act 2006, and the Equality Act 2010 include the right to ask an employer for flexible working hours and the right to take time off to care for a dependent. In theory this legislation … Read More »



Reasons to be cheerful about Croydon’s property prices in 2016

Posted on January 4th, by Robert Ward in Economics & Business. 4 comments

For a nation fixated on house prices, we don’t always understand the basics, says Robert Ward

The British are fascinated with property. Daytime television is packed with property ‘experts’ beaming into camera. Newspapers report every wrinkle in the many house price indices.

With all this advice around you would think that we would all be well informed on the subject. My view … Read More »