Extending the right to Shared Parental Leave

The recent budget has confirmed that the first consultation on extending the right to shared parental leave to grandparents would commence in May 2016. This would certainly appear to be a very practical move from the government, especially given the increased numbers of grandparents that nowadays assist with childcare.

Ahead of potential new legislation, Santander has recently announced that it would extend its shared parental leave scheme to include grandparents in order to provide their employees with greater flexibility. We will keep you posted on any new developments.