Extra paternity leave for fathers

In their manifesto for the next general election, the Liberal Democrats will pledge to give fathers an extra four weeks’ paternity leave. Under the plans, first suggested in a policy paper last summer, the current allowance will be extended from two to six weeks.

Fathers would face the choice of using the time or losing it. They would not be able to share the six weeks with the mother. The proposal would extend total parental leave to 58 weeks.

The party also revealed that the extra paternity leave would be paid at the same level as statutory maternity leave…

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