As many as 30% of fathers could be taking up shared parental leave

A year on from the introduction of shared parental leave in April 2015, take-up is looking higher than initially expected. However, conflicting news reports around surveys into the subject suggest more research is needed to evaluate its popularity. ‘Just 1% of fathers take the opportunity to split time off’. This shockingly low statistic about shared parental leave hit the headlines in April. The survey from which it was pulled – conducted by My Family Care and the Women’s Business Council – questioned more than 1,000 individuals, as well as 200…

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