Shared Parental Leave and Pay allows working parents across Great Britain to share up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of pay in the first year of their child’s life (or within a year of placement if the child is adopted). A new online tool will help expectant parents share time off in the key, early stages of their baby’s life.
The new tool will make it easier for expectant parents to access and understand Shared Parental Leave and Pay. Parents will be able to check their eligibility for the scheme, calculate their pay entitlement, as well as downloading all the documents they need to secure leave from their employer.
UK Government have produced guidance for employers – Shared Parental Leave and Pay: employer guide
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) also has information for employers and employees on Shared Parental leave, find out more by using the following link: https://www.acas.org.uk/shared-parental-leave-and-pay