Policy paper

Shared parental leave and pay: draft legislation

Draft legislation on the new system for shared parental leave and pay.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This publication was withdrawn on

The government has made changes to family-related leave and pay as part of its Modern Workplaces plan. These changes can be found at Legislation GOV.UK.

Documents

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On 21 July 2014, the government laid the following draft regulations in Parliament:

On 13 October, further regulations were laid:

These draft regulations are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure and will be debated by both Houses of Parliament.

Drafts of the following regulations are available at the top of this page:

  • The Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Curtailment) Regulations
  • The Maternity Allowance (Curtailment) Regulations
  • The Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Persons Abroad and Mariners) Regulations

The remaining sets of regulations will be laid before Parliament in due course. A draft of The Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Curtailment) Regulations and The Maternity Allowance (Curtailment) Regulations are available as pdfs at the top of this page.

Published 5 March 2014
Last updated 28 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. The Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Persons Abroad and Mariners) Regulations 2014 pdf added to the page.
  2. Amended draft of The Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Curtailment) Regulations and The Maternity Allowance (Curtailment) Regulations.
  3. Revised draft regulations added.
  4. Added 'Draft Maternity Allowance (Curtailment) Regulations 2014' and 'Draft Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Curtailment) Regulations 2014'.
  5. Date to send in views on the draft legislation has closed - 6pm, 18 March.
  6. Added closing date for receipt of comments.
  7. First published.