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Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families

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Neonatal leave and pay: government response

Detail of feedback received

The September 2021 consultation Making flexible working the default contains a response to this section.

This section received 3638 responses:

  • individuals 86% (3146)
  • large, medium, small or micro employers 8% (303)
  • trade or staff unions 2% (80)
  • business / trade representative groups (27) and legal representative groups (6) 1%

Neonatal leave and pay

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

This section 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 a further government response here to the Parental leave and pay section in due course.

Summary

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

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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 23 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. The government response to the flexible working element of this consultation has been published in the September 2021 Making flexible working the default consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/making-flexible-working-the-default.

  2. Government response to Neonatal leave and pay section of the consultation published.

  3. First published.