The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave Bill) was published by the government on 13 October 2017 and aims to grant bereaved parents, who have lost a child under the age of 18, two weeks’ paid leave.

The Bill will entitle all employees to parental bereavement leave, regardless of their length of service. In addition, employees with over 26 weeks’ continuous service will be entitled to statutory parental bereavement pay. Employers will be able to recover the cost of this payment from the Government.

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