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Only 13,100 couples used shared parental leave last year

Only 13,100 couples applied to use the shared parental leave scheme last year, as use of the scheme remains “exceptionally” low five years after it was introduced. According to commercial law firm EMW, despite the number of couples using the schme increasing by 23% in the last year, the scheme is still only being used by a fraction of parents who could benefit from it. As nearly 650,000 women claimed maternity pay last year, this means only 2% of eligible couples made use of shared parental leave. The firm said shared parental leave allows couples with newly born babies to share up to 50 ... Subscribe to read full artical

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Only 13,100 couples used shared parental leave last year | HR Wire
Only 13,100 couples used shared parental leave last year | HR Wire
Job Market

Only 13,100 couples used shared parental leave last year

Only 13,100 couples applied to use the shared parental leave scheme last year, as use of the scheme remains “exceptionally” low five years after it was introduced. According to commercial law firm EMW, despite the number of couples using the schme increasing by 23% in the last year, the scheme is still only being used by a fraction of parents who could benefit from it. As nearly 650,000 women claimed maternity pay last year, this means only 2% of eligible couples made use of shared parental leave. The firm said shared parental leave allows couples with newly born babies to share up to 50 ... Subscribe to read full artical

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