New tool for planning shared parental leave

To help the working families, BEIS has launched a new online tool that will help to make the most of the Shared Parental Leave and Pay Scheme.

The tool will help parents to check whether they are eligible for the scheme and if yes, then how many weeks of Shared Parental Leave and Statutory Shared Parental Pay are available to them. The tool helps with the detailed rules of the scheme into a simple process and to check the eligibility and planning tool which will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Employers can also use the tool to check for eligibility. It is easier to access for the parents and helps employers to understand and administer shared parental leave.

This tool is for guidance only. Employers still need to check if their employee meets the shared parental leave continuity service test and the continuity of service and minimum earnings tests for Statutory Shared Parental Pay.