Note: Shared Parental Leave 2016: The typical total amount of time taken by an employee on shared parental leave over the year to 5 April 2016 (in weeks). Working couples with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 can share the leave and pay remaining when a woman ends her maternity leave, as long as each parent qualifies for leave and pay in their own right. This XpertHR survey was conducted in May 2016.