Parental leave


Employers should do more to encourage shared parental leave

A new government campaign is encouraging UK businesses to give employees shared parental leave.

Employing & managing staff

Supporting employees with shared parental leave

Kate Palmer discusses how shared parental leave can be taken and how employers can support their staff.

Legal advice

How can employers encourage fathers to take shared parental leave?

What is stopping men from using their extra entitlement to time off when a child is born or adopted? Alan Price investigates the issue.


Fathers support shared parental leave laws

New rules enabling fathers to share their partner's maternity leave entitlement of 52 weeks have been met with approval by dads.


Employers unprepared for shared parental leave legislation

Small businesses admit they are not ready for the requirements of upcoming legislation that enables parents to choose how to share time off work.

Employing & managing staff

Shared parental leave for small businesses – the legal view

Three advisers and a business owner give their opinion on the proposed shared parental leave initiative.


FSB: Flexible parental leave will hurt small firms

Government plans to extend flexible working rights and introduce a new system of flexible parental leave will hurt small firms, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.


Extended parental leave bad for business

Over half (58 per cent) of SMEs believe that extending parental leave would have a negative commercial impact and parents agree, says a study.

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