Paternity pay

Thorntons amps up family-friendly policies

Law firm Thorntons has introduced new family-friendly policies, including trebling paid maternity leave and upping paternity leave to 12 weeks.

Flexible paternity leave plans announced by government

Government has announced it will amend legislation to give new parents more flexibility on when and how they take paternity leave, in response to a public consultation on parental leave and pay.

Government urged to prioritise "overdue" paternity leave reforms

Nearly half of employers (46%) would welcome extensions to statutory paternity leave and pay, according to research from the CIPD.

Low paternity pay makes fathers reluctant to take leave

Low paternity pay meant just a third of eligible new fathers took paternity leave in the last year.

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.

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

Government urged to better support working fathers

Research finds half of fathers are unaware of Shared Parental Leave as government says more research is needed before higher funding can be given