Paternity leave and pay 'to double'

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Allow legal paternity must be twice as long and almost paying double the current rate to encourage more parents to spend time with their newborns, says a study center.

As part of a preliminary draft prepared by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), automatically qualify the parental leave of four weeks after the birth of the minimum wage.

The IPPR said that one of the main reasons that only 55% of the take off was available two weeks because they believed they could not afford the loss of wages.

Under current rules, the per hour for a week of 40 hours to qualify for a statutory 138.18 per week, which corresponds to 3.45, prompted by employers to the difference in the salary of employees.

Bringing the contribution of taxpayers to the level of the minimum wage increase collection of around 70%, the think tank estimates paid, at the expense of the Treasury of about 150 meters in 2015-16. He also asked that the number of prenatal appointments parents paid time off to visit from October, when four doubles.

Kayte Lawton senior investigator said: "New parents need time off from work to care for their children, and their relationship to others in what a tremendously good time to strengthen, but also very stressful.

However, "This is often difficult for parents because they. Limited rights to paid holidays, and so often take on the role of breadwinner, while your partner is on maternity leave

"Parents who are to take more than a few days around the birth of their children to be more actively involved in the education of their children than those who do not.

"Increased participation of parents in the family can make it easier for mothers after maternity leave, which helps to increase the family income and to reduce the impact of motherhood on career working women."

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