Hogan Lovells


What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave?

6 weeks @ 100% pay

46 weeks @ 40% pay

What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL?

2 weeks @100% pay

50 weeks @ 40% pay

Does contractual pay have to be repaid if the employees does not to return? No
Will entitlement to SPL be reduced according to SML already taken? Yes
Is your contractual Shared Parental Pay reduced by the number of weeks of SMP received by the mother? Yes
Can SPL be taken from day one of employment? No
Is it tied to the date of the child’s birth? Yes
Are there any limitations on how SPL can be taken ie minimum continuous block? No
Do you incentivise certain patterns of leave? No
Do you offer a bonus on return from SPL if minimum period it taken? No

*or primary adopter

How are you communicating and encouraging people to take SPL?

We communicate when we receive intention to take maternity/paternity leave, as well as a wider firm communication and on the intranet.

Can you describe what wider cultural changes needed to support SPL are being implemented?

We have held briefing sessions for senior managers.

Do you have any insight into how parents might like to take SPL? Which is best for your business in terms of planning?

No, we’re reviewing the situation to see how it works best for parents and we’ll work to around that.