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Organisations 'need to tackle cultural and financial barriers to paternity leave'

Organisations 'need to tackle cultural and financial barriers to paternity leave'

Cultural and financial barriers mean just 10% of new fathers and only 2% of managers take more than two weeks of paternity leave, according to the Institute of Leadership and Management. …

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Dads 'face £20,000 penalty if they share paternity leave'

Dads 'face £20,000 penalty if they share paternity leave'

Fathers are being put off taking paternity leave because of the financial impact of taking time off, a study has found.…

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Government to consult on flexible parental leave

The Government today launched a consultation on plans to introduce a new system of flexible parental leave from 2015.…

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One in five employers offering enhanced paternity pay

One in five employers offering enhanced paternity pay

One in five employers is promising enhanced paternity pay, but four in ten  are not ready for Additional Paternity Leave even though it comes in this April, according to a survey by Working Families.…

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New paternity proposals to offset 'Alarm Clock Britain'

New paternity proposals to offset 'Alarm Clock Britain'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has outlined new proposals on paternity leave in the wake of a think tank report which revealed dads in particular want to take a more hands-on approach but are stymied by current work practices.…

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