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

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

Future developments

Scotland: There are no future developments specific to Scotland.

Northern Ireland: The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 provides for parental bereavement leave and pay in Northern Ireland (see below). The Act also extends the parental bereavement leave and pay provisions to those who experience miscarriage. The Act requires Regulations to be made for parental bereavement leave and pay entitlement to apply to miscarriages no later than 6 April 2026.