Government announces plan to extend shared parental leave to include g

Government announces plan to extend shared parental leave to include grandparents

By 2018, the Government intends for all working grandparents to be entitled to shared parental leave and pay.



The plan is aimed at increasing flexibility and choice when it comes to arranging parental leave and to support working parents with childcare in the first year of the child’s life. Evidence suggests that nearly 2million grandparents have altered their working life to assist with childcare and that more than half of mothers rely on grandparents for childcare.



The Government intends to consult on this further later this year.



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