With changes to Statutory Paternity Pay due to take effect in April 2011, Mike Bull, customer support manager at Sage UK investigates the impact this will have both for British businesses and individual taxpayers.
Nick Clegg’s plans to make parental leave more flexible by allowing mothers and fathers to share time off after a baby’s birth has been heralded by government as “rescuing the UK from an Edwardian system” of parental leave.
Extending rights for new parents by allowing fathers to extend their leave by a further six months off work to look after their children under the Additional Paternity Leave Regulation 2011, have been warmly welcomed by families and working fathers. But what are the implications for employers?
With experts warning...