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Government reforms (2): Family friendly – Parental bereavement leave

What do we already know?

We updated you in our August 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Parental bereavement leave that the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill had been  introduced to Parliament as a Private Members Bill and intended to establish a new right for employed parents to paid leave to grieve on the death of their child.

What’s new?

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has now been published, available here. As this Bill, which was originally a Private Members Bill, has now been adopted by the Government it is likely to be passed into law in the near future.

This law will give bereaved parents the right to time off work following the death of a child and will introduce statutory parental bereavement pay for the first time.

The key things in the Bill are:

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