Is Shared Parental Leave the right choice for me – as a mother?

This blog post helps you understand the pros and cons of shared parental leave (SPL) which is a new option for parents/partners to enable them to share leave/ and pay in a child’s first year.

Employed mothers (and adopters) remain entitled to 52 weeks statutory maternity/adoption leave and, if they qualify, 39 weeks statutory maternity pay (SMP) or statutory adoption pay (SAP). A mother/adopter can shorten her leave/pay, to create a more flexible form of leave, SPL, for her partner and/or herself….