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Shared parental leave – one year on

Shared parental leave (SPL) was introduced in April 2015 and was designed to encourage parents to share family leave and improve gender equality in the workplace. It was estimated that almost 285,000 couples would be eligible for SPL, however studies conducted over the past year have found that only 0.5 – 2% of eligible fathers are taking up their right to share leave with a partner. A further survey has shown that 60% of HR Directors have received few or no requests for SPL.

So why has SPL take-up been lower than expected?

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