Shared parental leave

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

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

Reform Shared Parental Leave, urges the TUC

?The TUC is calling for an overhaul of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) in response to just 1% of eligible parents taking this up

Government maternity discrimination plans receive mixed reaction

The government has set out new proposals to protect pregnant women and new parents, as thousands of workers with children face job loss and discrimination

Flexible and part-time workers outperform full-time counterparts

The percentage of top performance ratings for part-time and reduced-hours workers is higher than across all staff, at 34% vs 14%, according to Working Families

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

Self-employed mothers earn less

?Just 20% of self-employed mothers are earning as much as they did before they had children