Would doubling Statutory Paternity Pay cause financial hardship for your business?

29 April 2015

One of the pledges in the recently published Labour Manifesto 2015 is to double the length of statutory paternity leave and subsequently double the amount of statutory paternity pay.

The Labour Manifesto 2015 states:

More fathers want to play an active role in their children’s lives and families want to spend more time together with a new baby. So we will double the current two weeks of paternity leave to four weeks, and increase the amount of paternity pay from £140 to more than £260 a week. Many grandparents want to be more involved in caring for their grandchildren, and we will support them in doing so.

The CIPP would be interested to know what impact this increase on paternity leave and pay may have on business.

Please take a moment to complete our quick poll which asks ‘Would doubling statutory paternity pay cause financial hardship for your business?’. The poll is located on the bottom right of the CIPP’s home page.

 

CIPP comment

Last week our quick poll question was ‘Would your business welcome Paternity and Shared Parental Leave becoming a day one right?’

One of the pledges in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto is to 2015 is to double the length of paternity leave and make Paternity and Shared Parental Leave a ‘day one’ right.

The results from 27 responses to the quick poll:

Yes……….56%

No………..44%