New survey: Proposed tool to help parents and employees navigate the Shared Parental Leave and Pay scheme

20 May 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is developing a new tool which is aimed to assist parents and employees in navigating the Shared Parental Leave and Pay scheme. It is asking for employer feedback within its employer survey.

It is hoped that the digital service will help prospective parents to produce a detailed plan for their shared parental pay and leave, which, historically, has had a low uptake due to its complexity.  The tool will then provide a summary of the leave and statutory pay that parents can expect to take and receive.

In order to support the interaction between parents and their employers, a series of bespoke notices and declarations have been produced, and the survey asks for feedback in this area.

The survey should take approximately five – ten minutes to complete, and allows the opportunity to provide feedback on the forms and your experience of Shared Parental Leave.

CIPP comment

The CIPP are delighted to support this survey, and encourages members to complete this, and also to share with others where possible to maximise the number of responses.

If you would like to share any additional comments or feedback, please contact Samantha Mann at [email protected] with ‘Shared Parental Leave and Pay scheme’ in the subject title.

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