Equal Parental Pay For Civil Service

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will soon be announcing that all Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015.

As things currently stand in the civil service, only females are entitled to full pay when a couple choose to share parental leave.

It follows an announcement last year in which the government said that from April 2015 parents will have a fully flexible choice over how they split their 52 week parental leave entitlement – other than the first fortnight, which the mother must take.

The changes will enable more fathers to spend time caring for their new-born children, Mr Clegg will say.

Read the full news story on BBC News

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