Open consultation

Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families

Summary

We're seeking views on proposals to better support parents to balance work and family-life. Sections 2 and 3 (neonatal and transparency) close on 11 October.

This consultation closes at

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.

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 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.

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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Ways to respond

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Email to:

supportingfamiliesconsultation@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Labour Market Directorate
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1st floor Spur
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 19 July 2019