The benefits of sharing parental leave

19 November 2014

The Government have published some thought-provoking reflections from parents who have successfully shared parental leave, while a new survey has revealed that a third of UK fathers are forced to use annual leave instead of paternity leave

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have published a series of accounts from parents who have benefited in both family and work from sharing parental leave.

At the same time a MumsNet research report shows that 39% of fathers are obliged to use their paid annual leave in order to afford to take time off after the birth of their children, and just one in six employers (17%) top up the level at which paternity leave is paid.