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Choice for families: additional paternity leave and pay. Consultation on draft regulations. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Closed consultation on regulations to implement additional paternity leave and additional statutory paternity pay. Consultation period ended 20 November 2009. See URN 10/567 for the Government response and 10/557 for an impact assessment.

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09/120925-09-2009 A4
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European Commission proposals to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive: a consultation. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Closed consultation. UK Government consultation seeking views on the European Commission proposals for a directive amending the Council Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding. Includes the text of the proposed directive, the response form and impact assessment. See URN 10/904 for a summary of responses. Consultation period ended 22 June 2009.

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09/76724-03-2009 A4
52 Pages
Fathers-to-be and antenatal appointments: a good practice guide. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Guide for employers on how to manage employees' attendance at antenatal appointments (fathers).

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04/181729-10-2004 A5
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Final impact assessment: additional paternity leave and pay. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Final impact assessment on a new right which will give fathers a right to up to six months extra leave which can be taken once the mother has returned to work. Aims to give families more choice about their caring arrangements during a child's first year of life. Relates to consultation URN 09/1209 and Government response 10/567.

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10/55718-01-2010 A4
43 Pages
Full regulatory impact assessment: amendments to adoption and paternity leave and pay regulations February 2004. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Estimates the costs and benefits of the proposal, amendments to adoption and paternity leave and pay regulations.

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04/67705-02-2004 A4
9 Pages
Government response to consultation on choice and flexibility: additional paternity leave and pay. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

The Government's response to the consultation on the draft regulations for additional paternity leave and pay (URN 09/1209). Also summarises responses to the consultation. See also the impact assessment (URN 10/557).

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10/56728-01-2010 A4
20 Pages
Impact assessment: extending the right to request flexible working to parents of children aged 17. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Assesses the costs and benefits of the change of legislation to allow parents of 17 year olds to make a request to change their terms and conditions relating to their working hours. Aims to give all parents the same right to request flexible working, and make it simpler to identify whether they are eligible to make a request.

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10/121714-10-2010 A4
30 Pages
Pregnancy and work: what you need to know as an employee. Babies due on or after 3 April 2011. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Guidance on maternity and paternity rights. Sets out what pregnant women must do under the law to benefit from protections there to help them, such as paid time off for ante-natal appointments, maternity leave and pay and the right not to be treated unfairly because of their pregnancy, child birth or maternity leave. Also includes new guidance on additional paternity leave. Applies to babies born on or after 3 April 2011, see URN 10/1169 for the guide for employers. For guidance relating to babies born before this date, see 09/804.

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10/116822-10-2010 A5
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Pregnancy and work: what you need to know as an employer. Babies due on or after 3 April 2011. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Guidance on maternity and paternity rights. Sets out the support for employers, such as help with working out if they need to pay statutory maternity pay and how to claim it back if they do. Includes new guidance on additional paternity leave and pay. Applies to babies born on or after 3 April 2011, see URN 10/1168 for the guide for employees. For guidance relating to babies born before this date, see URN 09/804.

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10/116922-10-2010 A5
8 Pages
Right to request flexible working: a review of how to extend the right to request flexible working to parents of older children. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Report to the Secretary of State following an independent review by Imelda Walsh, human resources director of J Sainsbury plc. Recommends that the right to request flexible working is extended to those with parental responsibility for children up to the age of 16 and that this extension should be implemented without phasing. See also consultation URN 08/1188 and Government response 09/779.

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08/80815-05-2008 A4
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Summary of responses to consultation on European Commission proposals to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Summarises responses to the consultation on proposals by the European Commission to amend the current Pregnant Workers Directive (92/85/EEC) URN 09/767. Includes a list of respondents.

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10/90431-03-2010 A4
16 Pages
Work And Families Act 2006 evaluation report. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Preliminary assessment of the Work and Families Act 2006, prepared for submission to the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. Assesses the package of measures introduced by the Act to: improve statutory rights to leave and pay in connection with the birth or adoption of children, increase in the maximum amount of a week's pay for redundancy payments extend the right to request flexible working to carers of adults, increase workers' entitlement to annual leave.

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10/84429-03-2010 A4
55 Pages
Work and families: choice and flexibility. Draft regulations on maternity and adoption leave and flexible working. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Closed consultation. Draft regulations concerning maternity and adoption leave and flexible working published for comment by stakeholders. Consultation period ended 18 April 2006.

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06/70731-01-2006 A4
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Work and families: choice and flexibility: additional paternity leave and pay. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Closed consultation. A follow-up to the work and families choice and flexibility consultation (March 05) and also the government response to the consultation in October 2005. Seeks view on key aspects of how the proposed additional paternity leave and pay scheme will work in practice. Consultation period ended 31 May 2006.

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06/63909-03-2006 A4
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