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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 07:56

What Next Shared Granparental Leave?

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You won't have missed the headline that the Government is planning to extend shared parental leave to include grandparents.

Given the low take up of shared parental leave it is to be hoped that should this measure ever get to the statute book the take up will be even lower.

For those who find themselves answering questions about it, here are some important 'small print' points missed off most of the press reports:- the Government's aim is to bring this in by 2018 it only affects working grandparents (non-working grandparents aren't likely to meet the eligibility criteria) the Government will consult on the details during the first half of 2016 so it is not about to happen

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