Government publishes draft regulations on shared parental leave pay

The government has published draft regulations on shared parental leave pay.

Parenting

The draft regulations, which are part of the Children and Families Bill, will be laid before Parliament as part of a set of secondary legislation that will bring the new shared parental leave and pay system into effect.

The regulations introduce a new entitlement for mothers, fathers or the partners of mothers who are employed earners and for adopters or their partners who are employed earners, to receive a new statutory payment from their employers called statutory shared parental pay.

The government is asking for views on the draft regulations, which are expected to come into effect for babies due on or after 5 April 2015.