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Shared parental leave: the perspective from employers

Working Families Report

Shared parental leave is a new right allowing parents to combine work and care in the first year with their child in a new way.

We surveyed employers for this report to get a feel for how the new policy is working. We found that shared parental leave has a lot of support and that many organisations are taking steps to help make it a success. Its still early days for this new type of leave but seven out of ten employers told us they expect take-up to rise in the future.

We successfully campaigned for the introduction of this new right to give parents more choice and to give fathers a more realistic opportunity to take a longer period of paid leave with their new child.

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