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Shared Parental Leave (SPL) Briefing Paper

Working Families report

Well-supported Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is one tool with which employers can focus on their working fathers and, at the same time, encourage the development of a culture that enhances opportunities for mothers to progress their own careers. Social and economic trends mean that the demand for better access for both parents to provide care is going to increase and organisations that get this right from the start will have an advantage. The Working Families’ report on Shared Parental Leave (SPL) includes case studies from leading employers and a costs calculator in order to provide employers with the information that they need to make informed decisions.

The Shared Parental Leave (SPL) Calculator Spreadsheet is provided as an example of how costs may be calculated for Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and is not offered for use as a definitive guide.  The spreadsheet is free to download but we are unable to answer queries about its use.

Our Employer best practice case studies detail some of the Shared Parental Leave (SPL) schemes being run by Employers.  The case studies can be found here.

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