Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2014 come into force

Implementation date: 5 April 2015

The Regulations amend provisions relating to adoption and paternity leave in the Paternity and Adoption Leave Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/2788). The Regulations introduce a new right to adoption leave to local authority foster parents who are prospective adopters and a new right to paternity leave to the spouses, civil partners and partners of these prospective adopters. The legislation also provides that paternity leave or adoption leave cannot be taken where leave has already been taken in relation to that child.