Parent’s leave is a statutory entitlement for parents in employment or self-employment. It aims to let working parents spend more time with their baby or adopted child during the first year. Each parent is entitled to 2 weeks leave for a child born or adopted on or after 1 November 2019. They may be eligible for Parent’s Benefit.
From the 01st April 2021 Parent’s Leave will change:
- 2 weeks’ parents leave will increase to 5 weeks for each parent
- 2 weeks’ parents benefit will increase to 5 weeks for each parent (if they qualify)