Consultation on administration of shared parental leave and pay

Close date: 17 May 2013

The Government consults on the detail of the shared parental leave and pay scheme, which is introduced in the Children and Families Bill. Issues that the consultation covers include: time off for antenatal appointments for fathers and partners of pregnant women; informing the employer of an intention to take ordinary paternity leave and pay; eligibility criteria for shared parental leave; notification of an intention to opt into shared parental leave; and the right to return to the same job after shared parental leave.
Consultation document: Shared parental leave and pay - administration consultation
Government response: Consultation on the administration of shared parental leave and pay - government response