From April 2015, working couples will be able to share up to 50 weeks of parental leave after having a baby.

The new regulations will give families more choice about how they spend the first year of their child’s life. And choice is the key word here.

It’s about not forcing families to follow a particular model and giving parents the opportunity to find a way of life that works for them. Not all families are the same, so a one-size-fits-all policy doesn’t work. (more…)

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