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

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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