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Delivering more midwives

Over the last ten years, England and Wales have experienced a baby-boom, and the number of midwives simply hasn't kept up. Almost 80% of NHS trusts don’t meet the recommended ratio of one midwife to 28 births, and despite the...

Why it matters: Universal childcare

Arguments for universal childcare have been around ever since investing in early years became a political priority under the previous Labour government. Many believe that the high cost of providing a universal system of childcare rules it out as an...

Women growing the economy

Sunday, 15th September marks the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers that triggered the financial crash.

I think we all remember how, in the aftermath of the crisis, meetings and media were brimming with enthusiasm for how finance could...

The fightback and the third wave

Today is International Women's Day; the time when, across the globe, we celebrate how far we have come in terms of equality, and reflect on how far we still have to go.

This year, the official United Nations theme for the...

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