Shared parental leave and shared parental pay
The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement pay and sick pay from April 2021.
Although the use of shared parental leave increased by 23 percentage points last year, only 13,100 couples applied to use the scheme last year.
Furloughed workers taking parental or adoption leave will receive parental or adoption pay based on their usual earnings, not the lower rate they receive while on furlough.
Five years after its introduction, the number of fathers claiming shared parental leave has increased by over two-thirds since 2015/16, but four in 10 dads still cannot afford to share leave with their partner.
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