Regulations published for Shared Parental Leave and Pay

22 July 2014

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have now published the draft regulations which will set the overarching framework for shared parental leave and pay.

These documents will be subject to Parliamentary debate in the autumn. They comprise the

· Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014

· Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014, and

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

BIS are currently working on guidance materials for employers and employees to understand and access shared parental leave and pay, and these will be available online shortly.