Government to introduce grandparents leave


The government is to introduce paid grandparental leave, Chancellor George Osborne (pictured) announced yesterday (4 October). 

At the Conservative Party Conference 2015, Osborne highlighted the importance of offering working grandparents paid leave to help take care of their grandchildren. 

In a tweet, he said: “Grandparents shouldn’t have to choose between helping with new grandchild and staying in work. So we’ll introduce grandparental leave.” 

This announcement follows the implementation of shared parental leave earlier this year, which entitles working parents to share up to 52 weeks of leave, after the birth or adoption of a child.