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Saga claims to be the first UK employer to introduce paid grandparent leave

Insurance company ‘Saga’ claim they will become the first UK employer to offer one week of paid grandparent leave to its employees after the birth of their grandchildren, as well as access to the onsite nursery.

Saga consulted with its workforce and undertook external research with 2,500 people over the age of 50, which revealed 25% of working grandparents struggled to balance their work with their childcare commitments.

In 2016, there was a government consultation about the possibility of extending shared parental leave to grandparents, but this was never brought into law.