In the news: Employee Benefits features article by Lucy Lewis of Ius Laboris UK Lewis Silkin on the effectiveness of shared parental leave

11 Apr 2018

In an article for the website Employee Benefits, Lucy Lewis discusses shared parental leave and how gender pay gap reporting could improve employer's commitment to re-balance family life.

According to statistics from the  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) , published in February 2018, around 285,000 couples every year qualify for shared parental leave, but take-up could be as low as 2%.

Shared parental leave (SPL) was first introduced in the UK in 2015, billed as being part of the government’s commitment to creating a fairer society that gives parents more flexibility to decide how they want to share the care of a child in their first year.

Read on the concerns and broader issues as explained by Lucy Lewis for the website Employee Benefits