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Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave and Pay helps eligible parents to combine work with family life during their baby's first year.

Parents can share up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of pay and take their leave and pay in a more flexible way (each parent can take up to three blocks of leave – more if their employer allows – and parents are able to intersperse periods of leave with periods of work if they wish)

Eligible parents can be off work together for up to 6 months or, alternatively, stagger their leave and pay so that one of them is always at home with their baby in the first year.

You can check if you are eligible by using this eligibility checklist.

Find out more information on the website here.

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