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Shared Parental Leave comes into effect

1 April 2015

On Sunday, 5 April 2015, new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) legislation comes into effect, allowing mothers, fathers, partners, and adopters to opt for SPL. Eligible parents, whose babies are due to be born or adopted on or after 5 April, will have the option to share a period of their maternity or adoption leave with their partner.

Deloitte will offer its employees enhanced SPL, matching its current level of enhanced maternity and adoption pay that allows 16 weeks at full pay, followed by 10 weeks at half pay.

Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, at Deloitte, said: “Supporting parents who work at Deloitte is a priority and our plans around SPL demonstrate our continuing commitment.

“Alongside enhanced SPL, we are introducing additional parental policies, including paid time off for fathers and partners to attend ante-natal appointments, and for co-adopters to attend adoption appointments. Also, we’ll be offering those who become parents through surrogacy the same leave and pay entitlement as other parents.

“We are committed to helping our people find a genuine balance between career and life and our approach to SPL is aligned to other areas of focus, such as our agile working arrangements announced last year.”

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Notes to editors

About Deloitte
In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte LLP, which is among the country's leading professional services firms.

Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see www.deloitte.co.uk/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

Deloitte debt advisory provides independent advice to borrowers across the full spectrum of debt markets through our global network of 140 debt professionals in 30 countries. 

Deloitte debt advisory is the market leader for UK mid-market alternative lender transactions, having advised on over 20 alternative lender transactions in UK since 2012.

The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

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Laura Parsons
Deloitte LLP
+44 (0) 20 7303 0885
+44 (0) 78 2695 2940
lauparsons@deloitte.co.uk

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