London companies want flexible rail season tickets for their staff amid part-time commuting

Four out of five London companies want flexible rail season tickets for their staff so part-time commuting can be made more cost effective, a survey has revealed. Information collected from more than 500 companies in the UK capital found half had staff working from home to enable social distancing. One in five has different groups … Read more

How this part-time teacher fell through the government’s coronavirus income support net

A part-time primary school teacher and entrepreneur from Essex has shared how the spirit of her local community and getting on Instagram helped get her business back on track. Heather Syrett, 28 and from Leigh-on-Sea, runs Leigh Calligraphy which specialises in calligraphy design and workshops. Her passion for the craft started in 2017, when she wanted … Read more

Part-time schools to cause coronavirus childcare chaos next week as breakfast clubs are axed

Parents face major childcare problems even after schools reopen next week because many are operating reduced hours. Some are closing at lunchtime one day a week to deep-clean classrooms while others are finishing early because breaks are being cut short. A shorter school day will present difficulties for thousands of working parents who want to … Read more

Why are so many banks still opening part-time? 

Banks have been slammed for failing to resume normal opening hours, with some branches only open for a mere four hours a day. Many branches restricted services during lockdown as they battled staff shortages, with some closing their doors altogether.  It has meant customers have been forced to queue around the block, with some being … Read more