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. 
20 April 2015
  Double statutory paternity leave and pay it at a higher rate…introduce six weeks’ use-it-or-lose-it ‘daddy leave’…reform the Family Courts to introduce a presumption of 50-50 shared parenting…who’s promising what about fatherhood in their 2015 election manifestos? 
1 December 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: If you missed it, you can listen here to our joint chief executive Adrienne Burgess on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning, talking about the introduction of shared parental leave. 
28 November 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: Nick Clegg has been making headlines in recent months as a stalwart advocate of parents sharing the responsibility for hands-on caring. 
21 October 2014
Nick Clegg’s proposal to equalise payments for new dads and mums who take parenting leave is a welcome sign that the shared parental leave arrangements coming on stream in April 2015 could be a game-changer. 
13 October 2014
Shared Parental Leave is a new right that will give eligible dads and mums (see below for more details on eligibility) more choice over how to share the earning and caring after their child is born (or placed with them through adoption).