With one year to go to the 2015 General Election we launched the first in a series of special Mumdex reports today at the Houses of Parliament.
Our first special report reveals that mums contribute an amazing £37.2 billion through voluntary and care work – and this vast contribution is largely hidden.
The survey of 11,000 mums found that, on average, mums undertake 10.8 hours of unpaid work a week on top of paid-for work and childcare commitments. This ranges from caring for the elderly or disabled to helping out at charity shops and community groups. And 85% of mums believe the value of these contributions has never been recognised.Read more and see full report