Introduction of Bereavement leave

27 January 2020

Parental bereavement legislation will be introduced in April this year, whereby up to two week’s leave will be implemented for the working parents who suffer the loss of a child. This applies to children under the age of 18, or for a still birth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. This policy will be applied irrespective of length of service and parents who have been employed for 6 months or more will be entitled to claim statutory pay of the lower of £151.20 per week or 90% of their salary.

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