Great Britain: Standard Life Aberdeen insurance offers 9 months paid parental leave

Starting January 2020, all new parents working for Standard Life Aberdeen (regardless of gender and including those having recourse to adoption and/or surrogacy) will, from the moment of hire, have the right to 40 weeks of parental leave on full pay. This landmark policy is one of the most generous in the U.K.

Through . Published on 31 October 2019 Ă  11h07 - Update on 31 October 2019 Ă  15h08

In total some 200 affected staff will be able to take 52 weeks leave as intended by UK law. However they will also be able to benefit from 40 of those weeks at full pay. This is vastly superior to what is intended by the legislation, which is in fact 6 weeks at 90% of average weekly salary and then 33 weeks paid at the lower of ÂŁ148.68 per week (€172.43) or 90% of weekly salary.…

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