Toolkit for new parents
If you’re expecting a new child in your family, you probably have lots of questions about maternity leave and pay, benefits, paternity rights and the right to request flexible working.
Our popular factsheets summarise the information you are most likely to need at this crucial time, as well as for parents of older children. There’s a lot more information on all these topics elsewhere on the site.
Toolkit for new parents – part one – benefits 2023-2024
Toolkit for new parents – part two – rights at work 2023-2024
Toolkit for new parents – part three – flexible working 2023-2024
This advice applies in England, Wales and Scotland. If you live in another part of the UK, the law may differ. Please call our helpline for more details. If you are in Northern Ireland you can visit the Labour Relations Agency or call their helpline Workplace Information Service on 03300 555 300.
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We cannot provide advice on employment rights in Northern Ireland as the law is different. You can visit the Labour Relations Agency or call their helpline Workplace Information Service on 03300 555 300.