Shared parental leave reforms to be delayed

Plans to allow parents to share maternity leave entitlement will be delayed until October 2015 due to fears over the impact that they will have on businesses.

This is according to today’s report by the Daily Telegraph on the Government’s proposed system of flexible parental leave, which would allow fathers to take some of the leave women are currently entitled to under maternity provisions if the mother returns to work.

consultation on the plans was launched last year, which set out an implementation date of April 2015, but, according to the Telegraph, this will be delayed until October 2015 due to a “Cabinet disagreement over the impact of the scheme on hard-pressed businesses”….

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