Closed consultation

Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families

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Neonatal leave and pay: government response

Detail of feedback received

Neonatal leave and pay: outcome

In the light of responses to this section of the consultation, we will:

  • introduce leave for parents of babies in neonatal care
  • introduce statutory pay for parents of babies in neonatal care
  • legislate to implement the entitlement and the relevant commitments we are making in the forthcoming Employment Bill

Neonatal leave and pay: feedback

This section of the consultation received 1364 responses:

  • individuals - 91% (1,238)
  • large, medium, small or micro employers - 3.5% (48)
  • business / trade representatives - 1.2% (16)
  • legal representatives - 0.4% (6)
  • trade or staff unions - 1% (14)
  • others such as charities and not for profit organisations - 3.1% (42)

Good Work Plan: Proposals to Support Families: remaining sections

We will publish further government responses here to the following sections in due course:

  • Parental leave and pay
  • Transparency of flexible working and family related leave and pay policies

Summary

We're seeking views on proposals to better support parents to balance work and family-life.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

Parental leave and pay

This section sets out high level options for reforming existing entitlements which could help parents to balance the gender division of parental leave.

This part of the consultation closed on 29 November 2019.

Neonatal leave and pay

This section looks at proposals for a new leave and pay entitlement for parents of babies that require neonatal care after birth.

This part of the consultation closed on 11 October 2019.

This section looks at whether employers should have a duty to consider if a job can be done flexibly and make that clear when advertising a role. It also considers options for requiring large employers (those with 250 or more employees) to publish their family related leave and pay and flexible working policies.

This part of the consultation closed on 11 October 2019.

Documents

Parental leave and pay: response form

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Neonatal leave and pay: response form

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Transparency of flexible working and family related leave and pay policies: response form

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Published 19 July 2019
Last updated 16 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Government response to Neonatal leave and pay section of the consultation published.

  2. First published.