The Shared Parental Leave system will be extended to cover working grandparents by 2018, according to this government.

The 52 week period currently available to parents will be extended after a consultation period beginning in 2016. Families will also be allowed to split statutory Shared Parental Pay, which is set at the lower of £139.58 a week or 90% of average weekly earnings. The Labour party proposed a similar policy in the run-up to the May 2015 general election.

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