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Paternity leave changes from 6 April 2024

The law on statutory paternity leave and pay changed on 6 April 2024.


The main changes are:


  • employed fathers-to-be will need to provide 28 days' notice prior to the dates they wish to take for paternity pay/leave

  • an employed father will be able to take paternity leave in two non-consecutive periods of 1 week or a 2-week block within 52 weeks of the birth of the child or placement for adoption


Detailed guidance can be found on the ACAS website.

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