New mothers will now be able share their maternity leave and pay with their partner giving them greater flexibility and choice in how they care for their new child in its first year. Parents of babies born or placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015 will now be entitled to share leave with a partner and/or split up periods of leave. Parents can take a maximum of 50 weeks as Shared Parental Leave and a maximum of 37 weeks of Shared Parental Pay.

Our guide outlines the key points relating to shared parental leave and pay.However, it does not cover every situation.  Download a copy here.