Extension of Shared Parental Leave and Pay to grandparents
In October 2015, in acknowledging the role played by grandparents in the support and provision of childcare to working families, the Chancellor announced that shared parental leave and pay will be extended to working grandparents. The fine detail of the proposal is still being worked out but the consultation on how Shared Parental Leave and Pay will be extended to working grandparents is expected to be published in May 2016 as announced in the Chancellors most recent Budget.
The consultation will also cover ways of streamlining the Shared Parental Leave and Pay system, including eligibility requirements and notification systems.
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