Grandparental leave proposal
It is anticipated that grandparents will be able to use the Shared Parental Leave system to help with childcare. No final details have been published but the proposed legislation may mean that a grandparent could use any untaken Maternity Leave/Shared Parental Leave that has not been used by the parents. They could also be entitled to any Maternity Pay/Shared Parental Pay that has not been used by the parents of the child.
As this policy still at the proposal stage it’s unclear whether or not the Government will decide to pursue it or not. Flexible working requests are likely to be a more popular choice as there has not been much uptake on Shared Parental Leave since it was introduced.
We will, of course, keep you updated on any further developments. If you have any questions about grandparental leave please give us a call.