The absurd WEC has just published this on their website. We hope to analyse the matter in detail at some point, but given that the members of the WEC (other than Philip Davies MP) are trying to increase mothers’ engagement in paid employment, and to decrease fathers’ engagement there to enable it, the fact that most of the WEC’s recommendations were rejected by the government must be good news.
Very few women are prepared to work hard to support a stay-at-home father and their children. Fact. Even if paternity leave provisions were made identical to maternity leave provisions, few fathers would take them up in whole, mainly because the wife wouldn’t be agreeable to it. Fact.
We should like personal tax allowances to be transferable in married couples, thereby supporting couples who wish one parent to care for their children, rather than delegate the task to childminders and others.