Paternity leave

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.

Half of employers advertising legal requirements as job perks

UK employers are advertising pensions, sick pay and training as job perks despite them being obliged to offer them by law.

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.

The problems with Shared Parental Leave

Lockdown 2020 and my wife and I were delighted to find out we were expecting our first child. 

Talent war boosts maternity and parental leave packages

A majority (79%) of employers now offer enhanced maternity pay, compared with 57% in 2017, according to a new poll.

Working fathers missing out on family life

?One in five (17%) working fathers feel they miss out on their children growing up because of pressures at work, according to research from Quinyx

Casual workers to be compensated for cancelled shifts

The HR community has reacted to the government's announcement of two key workplace rights measures last week, on flexible workers and parental leave equality

Employers not telling staff about SPL

?Almost two-thirds (63%) of employers do not tell dads-to-be about their right to request Shared Parental Leave (SPL), according to research by PowWowNow

BBC announces increased support for parents of premature babies

The BBC has announced that its employees will receive additional maternity or paternity pay if their baby is born prematurely

Sadiq Khan reveals plans to support working parents of premature babies

The mayor of London has announced plans to introduce premature and neonatal leave at City Hall, and has called on other employers to match his policy

Businesses to publish parental pay and leave policies

Ten major firms have agreed to publish their parental leave and pay policies online in a move to become more transparent to working parents