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How to entice men to take shared parental leave

How to entice men to take shared parental leave

One year on from the introduction of the UK’s Shared Parental Leave (SPL) scheme just one per cent of men are opting to make use of the opportunity.

SPL was first introduced last April and gives parents the option of spreading almost a year's worth of leave between the two of them, rather than the traditional method of the mother being allocated the bulk of the time off.

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Comments (1)

  • Greg Turner
    Greg Turner
    Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:49pm BST
    Does SPL mean that a man has exactly the same rights to paternity leave as a female employee does for maternity? So for example, if a company has always allowed a woman to take six months at full pay for maternity, does SPL now mean that a man has exactly the same entitlement or does it just mean that he can take up to one year off for parental leave and the employer doesn't have to pay them anything?