• July 21, 2017

    As schools break-up for six weeks of summer holidays, parents are faced with the impossible task of juggling work, childcare and all its associated costs. Fresh research by the New Economics Foundation reveals the scale of the challenge parents face this summer.

  • July 30, 2015

    New figures published by the Trades Union Congress indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays.

  • July 28, 2015

    The great holiday get-away weekend has come and gone. Two million holidaymakers thronged the roads and airports.

  • July 2, 2015

    The TUC has reminded parents of school age children that they now have access to unpaid parental leave that could help them secure time off work during school holidays.

  • October 25, 2014

    Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley will be appearing on Sunday Morning Live television programme, with Clive Anderson, at 10am on BBC1 Sunday 26th October 2014.

  • August 26, 2013

    Sniping at the holiday choices of politicians is a fixture of the Silly Season. Whatever they do, they lose. They are either self-indulgent and free-loading (Tony Blair) or grimly and self-consciously puritanical (Gordon Brown).

  • July 29, 2012

    This morning I took part in Meeting for Worship in the small 18th century Friends Meeting House at Calf Cop in North Yorkshire. Situated in that area known to Quakers as '1652 country' where the borders of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria come within a few miles of each other, the Meeting House stands in a quiet burial ground bordered by pine trees and looks across an open landscape to the massive flat-topped mountain of Ingleborough.

  • June 29, 2008

    As the summer holiday season draws near for many, the Vatican has issued a set of guidelines offering advice on how to make vacations more environmentally responsible and friendly.