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This page provides updates on evolving public policy issues and why they matter to the HR community, and links to CIPD's responses to consultations. It also covers latest public policy events, meetings with ministers, and our research and policy publications that have implications for people management practice.

24 February 2016

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills working with CIPD on progress of Shared Parental Leave policy

Last April, the Coalition Government introduced a new way for parents to share statutory leave and pay on the birth or adoption of a child. 

One year after its implementation, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is now reviewing its progress, in terms of its uptake and how those who have used the system – both employer and employee – have found the process and regulations. 

As the HR profession is vital to the success of this policy, BIS have approached CIPD to see how our members have found the scheme. To inform our response to the Department, we are surveying our members on their experiences, and we would be delighted to hear from you. Your feedback and suggested improvements to the policy will help us ensure that the HR profession is rightfully seen as a key stakeholder for when the Government implements legislation that affects the workplace. 

The survey will be open until Friday 4 March - please take part

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If you have any queries, please email Paddy Smith.


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