8 July 2021
When Baz Price (pictured above) and his wife Laura decided that he should take shared parental leave to look after their baby when she arrived, they discovered that his employer, Powys County Council, only enhanced SPL to the level of statutory maternity pay (currently £151.97 or 90% of average weekly earnings – whichever is lower). 
18 May 2020
We have been invited by the House of Commons Petitions Committee, to feed into its exploration of whether or not to extend maternity leave for 3 months in response to the Covid-19 lockdown[1]. 
3 May 2017
Jeremy Davies writes: Parenting leave experts always knew that Shared Parental Leave (SPL) would disappoint. The international evidence is clear: if governments are serious about encouraging large numbers of fathers to take substantial periods of leave during the baby’s first year (as they should be if they are serious about tackling the gender pay gap and improving children’s outcomes), they need to do two things. 
7 November 2014
What do we mean by ‘paternity leave’? Paternity leave is a father-specific right to take time off work soon after the birth of a child. 
29 October 2013
What is the ideal design of parenting leave (maternity, paternity and parental leave) in high, middle and low income countries? 
13 November 2012
Jeremy Davies writes: Back in July 2012 we wrote a paper called Stick to your guns, urging the Government to pursue the plan it had outlined in its Modern Workplaces consultation.