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Family-friendly rights: key differences in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Updating authors: Jo Broadbent, Hogan Lovells and Kate Upcraft, consultant editor (Scotland): Gillian MacLellan, consultant editor (Northern Ireland): Jonathan Simpson

Future developments

Northern Ireland: In England, Wales and Scotland, the parents of a child who dies on or after 6 April 2020 may be entitled to a period of parental bereavement leave with pay (see below). There are currently no corresponding provisions for Northern Ireland. However, on 15 June 2020, the Northern Ireland Government launched a consultation in relation to its intention to introduce parental bereavement leave and pay entitlements into Northern Ireland akin to the entitlements in force in Great Britain. The consultation closed on 10 August 2020.