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  • A rigid workplace culture is making it hard for older women to balance their careers with caring responsibilities.

    Here Josune, a working grandmother, talks about how hard it can be to get flexible hours.

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    Posted on February 27th, 2014 by Case Study filed under: Blog, Work

  • My financial problems started, though I didn’t know it, when I divorced my daughter’s father after 20 years of marriage in around 1990.

    I had been paying married women’s NI stamp for 14 years, to finance my daughters education, as we were on an extremely limited budget.I had no private pension being in low paid part time employment, (part time admin in a comprehensive school). Two years after the divorce the then DHSS informed me I wasn’t entitled to continue paying the married women’s rate (even though I had remarried) also collecting two years backdated contributions.

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    Posted on March 12th, 2013 by Case Study filed under: Blog