Maternity & Paternity

Shared parental leave: Will the pandemic increase childcare equality?

Will the pandemic bring about a shift in perception of fathers accessing parental leave or is there a need for a more drastic approach?

April 2021 employment law changes: five things for HR to do

An annual update on the changes to employment law that are happening in April 2021 – IR35, national living wage, statutory pay rates...

Volvo unveils global paid parental leave policy

Volvo Cars has today announced the global roll-out of its brand new ‘Family Bond’ paid parental leave policy after a...

OECD countries all guilty of gender pensions gap

Women in OECD countries receive around a quarter less income than men from the pension system.

Ministerial maternity bill passes amid criticism

MPs have voted to give ministers paid maternity leave, but the bill has been criticised for excluding backbench MPs and for giving no mention to paternity leave.

Employers ‘missing a trick’ on awareness of rights during pandemic

Employers could do more to make working parents aware of their rights to leave and financial support during the pandemic, a study has claimed.

Ministerial maternity bill will help ‘spectacularly small’ number of women

Labour MP Stella Creasy said she would be prepared to sue the government over plans to grant maternity protections to cabinet ministers but not backbench MPs.

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New law will enable Cabinet ministers to take maternity leave

A new law will be passed that will for the first time extend maternity leave rights to senior government ministers.

April 2021 statutory maternity, paternity and sick pay rates published

The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement...

Fifa to grant maternity protections for footballers

Football’s international governing body, will grant female players’ maternity rights to protect them against discrimination while pregnant.