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Why Do So Few Dads Take Shared Parental Leave?

Why Do So Few Dads Take Shared Parental Leave?

It’s fair to say that the take-up of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) has been fairly poor over the past four years. Since it became law in April 2015, offering the chance for both partners to share up to 50 weeks and 37 weeks of statutory pay following the birth, the...
“I’m Not Ready to go Back to Work”

“I’m Not Ready to go Back to Work”

You are asleep upstairs in your cot, surrounded by your snugglies and looking beautiful. If I could lay next to you I would, but instead I have to make do with watching you sleep on the baby monitor. I am downstairs, desperately trying to hold back the tears. It’s not...