Children and Families Act 2014

Children and Families Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Family Rights at Work – Cloisters

Posted February 15th, 2013 in employment, families, flexible working, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“The Government has published its response to the ‘Modern Workplaces’ consultation on the overhaul of family rights at work, including shared parental leave, extended flexible working and new rights for surrogate parents. Rachel Crasnow explains the issues.”

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Cloisters, 17th January 2013

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Government plans for radical overhaul of family law would do little to help improve lives of vulnerable children, warn charities – The Independent

“Charities warned that Government plans for a radical overhaul of family law including the introduction of shared parental leave would do little to help improve the lives of the most vulnerable children.”

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The Independent, 5th February 2013

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How the workplace will change in 2013 – OUT-LAW.com

“What changes can workers expect from their employers in the coming year? Employment law expert Edward Goodwyn of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, looks ahead to some significant changes.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th January 2013

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Will sharing parental leave be fair? – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2011 in maternity leave, news, parental rights, paternity leave by tracey

“Employers that offer generous maternity pay packages could land themselves in legal hot water if they fail to extend the benefit to fathers, experts have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2011

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Vince Cable unveils plans for mothers and fathers to share parental leave – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2011 in consultations, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“The government is to begin consulting on plans to give both parents an extra month of leave during a baby’s first year and share out caring responsibilities.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2011

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New paternity leave rules affecting men come into force – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2011 in news, paternity leave by sally

“New paternity leave rules have come into effect meaning that parents will be legally entitled to share time off work during their baby’s first year.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2011

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Paternity leave rights to be extended – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2009 in news, paternity leave by sally

“Fathers would be able to take up to six months’ paternity leave – three paid – under Government proposals to allow parents to share entitlements, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 15th September 2009

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Partners of lesbian mothers to get paternity leave – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, paternity leave by sally

“Both women in lesbian couples with children should be given compulsory paternity and maternity leave, under proposals tabled in the European Parliament.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2009

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The Big Question: Do we need to change the rules on maternity and paternity leave? – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2009 in maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for a dramatic change in parental leave arrangements to ensure that fathers and lower-income parents are better served. The Commission insists that mothers and fathers should be able to share the leave allowance to give men more time with their children while both maternity and paternity pay should be raised to encourage low income families to take advantage of the benefit.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2009

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Fathers to be given six months’ paid paternity leave – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 17th, 2007 in news, paternity leave by sally

Fathers will be allowed to take six months’ paid paternity leave instead of mothers under new Government proposals. The law will not come into effect until maternity cover is extended to 12 months, which will happen in April 2009 at the earliest.

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th May 2007

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