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Grandparents and the generational divide

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Grandparents and grandchildren can have a very special relationship, one treasured by all. In addition to the fun grandparents can provide, they are often a valuable source of (usually unpaid) childcare. The TUC recently estimated that 7 million grandparents provide regular childcare to their grandchildren. It went on to make a call for them to be given the right to regular unpaid time off work to help with their child care duties. At present working grandparents have no automatic right to time off, and can only request it in emergencies. Despite the key role that grandparents can play in the…

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