Real estate organisation British Land has introduced enhanced shared parental pay for its employees.
The enhanced shared parental pay policy will now mirror British Land’s current enhanced parental pay offering, which provides mothers with 26 weeks of leave at full pay. The new shared parental pay policy will apply to mothers and fathers following the birth of a child, as well as adoptive parents and same-sex couples.
The enhanced shared parental pay policy forms part of the organisation’s commitment to inclusivity and improving gender equality in the workplace. It also aims to support the attraction and retention of talent at the organisation, which employs more than 230 staff.
Chris Grigg (pictured), chief executive officer at British Land, said: “The decision to update our shared parental leave policy to benefit men and women equally is a big step forward for British Land, providing parents who work for us more choice and flexibility than before. It allows women to return to work earlier if they wish, and for their partners to be more involved in caring for their child in its first year.
“It feels right to take a modern approach to parental leave when we aspire to match ourselves with modern lifestyles, promote health, improve productivity and increase enjoyment through assets we own.”