Note: Shared Parental Leave 2016: Employers' views on the Government’s plans to allow working grandparents to share parental leave and pay from 2018. The Government will launch a consultation on extending shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents in May 2016. It has previously stated that: "The new system will provide flexibility in working arrangements for grandparents without fear of losing their job." This page reproduces the text of a selection of responses to this free-text question.