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Parental bereavement leave

The government has confirmed its intention to introduce parental bereavement leave and pay.

This legal right is expected to come into force in April 2020 and will apply to all employed parents and primary carers who lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.

The proposals include giving bereaved primary carers the option to take – within 56 weeks from their child’s death – either two weeks leave, two separate periods of a week each, or just a single week
of leave.

If you would like more information as to how best to prepare for this change, please do get in touch.