Being a working parent who works with 30 odd other parents, how on earth can we fit our leave into a 6 week period, they will end up not employing mums....... this country is becoming so dictatorial. Corrina B.

  • We cannot legislate against pricey peak-time holidays

    The Telegraphy’s – Rodger Bootle has written an article on why the government cannot legislate against pricey peak-time holidays. I quote from him. “The forces of supply and demand may not be very cuddly, they may often seem unfair, and of course they do not vote, but they are ineluctable.” If you are interested in… Read more »

  • Where did the new regulations on Term-Time Holidays originate from?

    Following the riots, Michael Gove, talked about the ‘missing million’ children who are absent from school for more than three weeks a year. He asked Charlie Taylor, the then Government Adviser on behaviour to review the problem of “truancy” and make recommendations for improving the attendance of these children. To read the full article please… Read more »

  • MPs back campaign to support hard working parents

    More than 200,000 families have already signed up to the Parents Want a Say petition, part of the non-profit organisation of the same name which was recently set up by Craig Langman. Mr Langman has called for powers to be reverted back to head teachers who have the common sense to make decision for their… Read more »

  • Travel companies support parents

    For some families, the new legislation on term-time family holidays will have a significant impact as many are not be able afford holidays during these peak periods. Business will be affected as most can’t allow large numbers of their staff to take leave at the same time. .  Travel companies are also in agreement with… Read more »

  • E-petition leads to Westminster debate

    Following tougher regulations on school attendance policy, dozens of parents have already been fined or appeared in court for taking their children out of school during term time. Parents Want a Say is fighting for a reversal of these policy changes. On the 24th February MPs debated the controversy over companies charging extra during school… Read more »

  • MPs Debate

    The Parents Want a Say campaign has highlighted the importance of ‘family time’, time that is not always possible to spend together during school holidays. The widespread and growing support for the campaign lead to a Westminster Hall debate during which price regulations on holiday firms was rejected by MPs but school term staggering and… Read more »

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