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Agency Wellbeing Census: Minimal full-time pay for paternity leave is ‘disappointing’

on Sep 28, 2022 | 0 comments

By Ellen Ormesher

The Drum’s Agency Wellbeing Census reassures us that support for employees taking maternity leave is commonplace, but falls short when it comes to paternity leave and help with childcare.

Unlike other countries, such as the US, the UK does enforce statutory maternity leave. Eligible employees can take up to 52 weeks maternity leave. The first 26 weeks are known as ‘Ordinary Maternity Leave’, and the last 26 weeks as ‘Additional Maternity Leave,’ – however pay can vary significantly according to circumstances.

According to The Drum’s recent Agency Wellbeing Census, which surveyed over 200 companies in the UK, the vast majority (76.1%) offer Read full story ›

Source: The Drum