Draft regulations and guidance published for shared parental leave and pay

06 August 2014

The government has laid draft regulations in Parliament for debate at a future date, and has also issued some initial guidance.

The draft regulations now published comprise:

Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014

Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014

Regulations on the curtailment of Maternity Pay, Adoption Pay and Maternity Allowance will be laid in Parliament at a later date.

Initial guidance on Shared Parental Leave is now available,

· for prospective parents and

· for employers .


Fuller guidance on this topic will follow shortly, as well as guidance covering the changes to adoption leave and pay as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.