Resources Guides 20.12.17

Shared Parental Leave (SPL) – How has it Fared so Far?

SPL allows parents to share statutory leave and pay following the birth of a child and replaces the additional paternity leave provision. Like maternity and paternity pay employees do need to meet the eligibility criteria and provide notice of their intention to take SPL.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) recent Labour Market and Outlook report published figures show that only 5% of men who were eligible have taken up their right – as a breakdown, the proportion of uptake is higher in the public sector at 13%, compared to 4% in the private sector…