A new online tool has been published to assist expectant parents check their eligibility and pay entitlement under the shared parental leave and pay scheme. The process of checking eligibility, entitlement and notifying their employer they are using the tool will only take 5 minutes.
The new tool, which is designed to assist both expectant parents and employers alike, is expected to help new parents share time off in the child’s early stages of life. The tool is a welcome addition by the government, as the current scheme has recently faced criticism, with claims including that it is not fit for purpose.
The new tool can be accessed on the following website: https://www.gov.uk/plan-shared-parental-leave-pay