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4th July 2017

Just 7,100 fathers took Shared Parental Leave in 2016

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A freedom of information request submitted by People Management has found that only 7,100 fathers shared parental leave in the 2016/17 tax year, with Rachel Suff from the CIPD saying that complex rules and the difference between statutory maternity pay and statutory shared parental pay are denting the policy's appeal. However, People Management also found that fathers are increasingly likely to want to spend time with newborn children, with the number taking statutory paternity pay increasing by 5.7% compared with the 2013/14 tax year

Read People Management's article here for more details.