Paternity

Quarter of fathers continue working when on paternity leave

UK employers are severely lacking when it comes to paternity leave and support for working fathers.

Adoption and surrogacy – What HR needs to know

Adoption and surrogacy rates in the UK are on the rise – in the year ending March 2020, there were 3,440 adoptions and 413 parental orders following a surrogacy arrangement.

Shared parental leave inequalities lead to unpopularity in UK

Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, has been celebrated for taking up shared parental leave after the birth of his second child.

Organisations urged to sign Pregnancy Loss Pledge

Half of respondents to a Miscarriage Association survey said they felt they had to return to work before they were ready, with many not knowing or being told about their right to pregnancy-related...

Over half of UK employers now provide enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Nearly two thirds (63.5%) of businesses offer maternity pay above the statuary minimum in the UK, and three-fifths (60.8%) offer enhanced paternity pay.

UK's top family-friendly employers named for 2020

Working Families has announced its annual list of family-friendly employers in the UK.

Women more likely to take career break for caring responsibilities

A gender care gap is stopping women achieving their career potential, as they manage the majority of childcare and care for elderly relatives

One month until Working Families Best Practice Awards 2019 entry deadline

?There’s one month left to apply for Working Families’ Best Practice Awards 2019

Gender equality hinges on paternity leave

Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway, speaks on gender equality in the workplace

Paternity leave policies becoming more inclusive globally

Organisations are expanding leave policies to include fathers, part-time employees and caregivers of parents

Hot topic: Longer paternity leave, part two

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to double paid paternity leave and increase statutory paternity pay if his party comes to power in May's election. Would such a policy encourage more working...

Hot topic: longer paternity leave

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to double paid paternity leave and increase statutory paternity pay if his party comes into power in May's election. What would the implications of such a change...