In better news, the British government has finally agreed to extend the right to work flexible hours to all parents of children under sixteen. Currently this right is only given to parents of children who are under six or disabled. This is a great decision both as it makes life easier for working parents and because it recognises that children are an important part of our society, rather an inconvenience to be conveniently forgotten about. And, guess what, despite those who predict the devastating consequences for the economy, studies show that staff with flexible hours are happier and more productive. Who’d a guessed?