Monthly Archives: April 2015

Paid leave for volunteering: some lessons from economic geography

The Conservative Party has suggested that people who work in businesses with at least 250 employees should be entitled to 3 days paid leave each year in order to volunteer. This includes public sector workplaces, prompting obvious questions about how this might be paid for. There’s a suggestion that this could generate as much as 360 million extra hours volunteering a year. That surely has to be taken with a pinch of salt. Continue reading Paid leave for volunteering: some lessons from economic geography

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