Shared Parental Leave and Pay Reforms

The Government has laid before Parliament draft regulations which, if approved, will make changes to the way in which eligible parents of children due to be born or adopted on or after 5 April 2015 can take parental leave and pay.

The aim is to introduce more flexible, more equal arrangements that will enable mothers to share up to 50 weeks’ maternity leave and 37 weeks’ pay with their partner so that both parents are able to maintain a strong link to their workplace.

The draft regulations can be found here.

Guidance for employers on how the new system will work can be found here.

Guidance for employees can be found here.