Shared parental leave is a system of rights that allows women to bring their statutory maternity leave and pay to an end and hand it over to her spouse, civil partner or father of the child. Shared parental leave can be shared with only one person and the total amount taken cannot add up to more than 52 weeks.

Both partners must fulfil criteria relating to employment status, length of employment and amount of pay.

The rules are complicated, but don’t worry: we have produced a fact sheet.

 

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