Maternity Leave Is Changing
Shared Parental Leave applies to the parents of babies due on or after 5th April 2015. The new rules will enable women to split all but the first two weeks of their maternity leave with their partner.
Shared Parental Leave is designed to give parents more flexibility in how to share the care of their child in the first year following birth or adoption. Parents will be able to share a pot of leave, and can decide to be off work at the same time and/or taking it in turns to have periods of leave to look after the child.