paternity leave

  • Paternity leave 'should double'

    Statutory paternity leave should be twice as long and paid at almost twice the present rate to encourage more fathers to spend time with newborns, a think-tank said. Under a blueprint drawn up by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR),

  • Many 'can't afford paternity leave'

    The growth in the number of men taking paternity leave has ground to a halt because of financial pressures facing families, according to a new report. Research by commercial law firm EMW found that 202,000 men took statutory paternity leave in the

  • PM's family pledge splits cabinet

    Carl Court/PA He might be trying to win favour with working parents, but the Prime Minister's pledge to help families is seriously dividing the cabinet. Reports today state there are fears within Government that his commitments to extend