The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill was introduced to Parliament on 19 July 2017. Under the bill, employed parents who have lost a child would be entitled to statutory paid leave to allow them time to grieve away from the workplace.
During the remainder of this summer the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will collaborate with employers, employee representatives and campaigners on behalf of working families to understand the needs of both parents and employers.
Although this is a private members' bill, it is supported by the government and meets a Conservative manifesto commitment.
It is expected to have its second reading on 20 October 2017.
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