Employers Welcome Government Plans to Transfer Maternity Leave to Fathers  
5/22/2007 7:36:58 PM

Employers have welcomed UK government plans to come up with a simple system of transferring maternity leave to fathers. Last week, the government launched a consultation on new paternity leave proposals. The scheme would allow mothers to pass some of their statutory maternity leave (and pay) to fathers if they returned to work. This is likely to prove popular with families where the mother earns substantially more than the father.