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What changes to the Parent’s Leave are coming into effect in April 2021?

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

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What changes to the Parent’s Leave are coming into effect in April 2021?

In the last budget (December 2020) the government agreed to increase parents leave from 2 weeks to 5 weeks for each parent with effect from April 1st 2021. This means that each parent can take time off around the birth or adoption of their child or the birth of their spouse or partner. The other change with comes into effect is the extension to the period of time in which they can take this leave. Previously it had to be taken within the first 12 months of the arrival of the baby, now that is extended to within the first 24 months.

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Important – Parental Leave Update

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

To ensure you are kept up to date with the latest Government legislation Voltedge is advising you of the following update to Parental Leave.

Parental leave will increase from 22 to 26 weeks effective from the 1st September 2020 per child up to the age of 12.  If a parent has already taken some or all of their previous entitlement they can still take the additional parental leave if the child is still eligible.

This is a good opportunity to review your current handbook and policies to ensure they are fully compliant with all the latest legislation. Contact Voltedge for the most up to date information and advice. Email us at or ring our office 01 525 2914.