Following the introduction of shared parental leave (SPL) in April 2015, the Government now intends to extend childcare options further to include grandparental leave.

Of course, the more people entitled to take leave from the ‘pot’, the more complex the already complicated issue becomes for their employers. Another potential difficulty is how the scheme will deal with entitlement to leave where a grandparent has more than one, or indeed several, grandchildren under the age of one