Maternity policy could be brought in at Somerset County Council so more young people can stand for office

A report found a third of female councillors "of child-bearing age" said lack of maternity leave as "a barrier to fulfilling their role"

Somerset County Council is to make it easier for councillors to take parental leave in order to encourage more young people to stand for public office.

The council does not currently have any formal policy on maternity or paternity leave for councillors - including the level of allowance they can claim while on said leave.

But changes put...
source: Somerset Live

2019-07-19 18:59
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