United Kingdom: paternity leave reform brings greater flexibility

The government has just published a reform that will allow fathers or partners to take their paternity leave in two blocks. The Paternity Leave Amendment Regulations 2024 come into force on 8 March, but will only apply to children born or officially adopted on or after 6 April. 

Through Nathalie Tran. Published on 15 January 2024 Ă  12h30 - Update on 15 January 2024 Ă  12h30

At present, when a child is born, fathers and partners in the UK can take between one and two weeks’ paid leave. However, this leave must always be taken in a single block and only during the first eight weeks following the birth or adoption of the child.…

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