Shared parental leave draft published

2706292588_b65d125d52_oGovernment has this week published draft regulations for the system of shared parental leave.

The three statutory instruments are to go before parliament as part of secondary legislation linked to the Children and Families Bill. The regulations will bring the new shared parental leave and pay system into effect for babies due on or after 5 April 2015.

Under the new system, parents will be able to share 52 weeks leave after the birth of a child or adoption process.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said it intends the legislation to “meet the needs of parents and employers” and be “as simple to use as possible”.

The drafts can be found here: and stakeholders are invited to comment.

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