Shared Parental Leave

Parents of babies due to be born after the *5th April 2014* can take advantage of Shared Parental Leave. 

Shared Parental Leave must be taken in complete weeks. It can either be taken in a continuous period, which an employer cannot refuse, or in a discontinuous period, which the employer may be able to refuse.

The idea for Shared Parental Leave may be simple but, in practice, the scheme is quite complicated. BIS website has published guidance and a helpful online calculator. These can be found at