New ACAS code of practice – Grandparents able to take shared parental leave

It was recently announced that the government is looking to introduce the option for grandparents to take shared parental leave. The policy is expected to be implemented by 2018.

This proposal follows the recently implemented shared parental leave which allows the mother to return to work earlier following the birth of a child whilst the partner then looks after the child for the remainder of the leave period.

We will provide further details on these proposals as soon as they are released.