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Introduction of grandparental leave?

 

The Government is looking into the logistics of  introducing 'grandparental leave' . This would allow working grandparents to share in the 18 weeks unpaid leave granted to their offspring. 

In the UK, around 1.9million grandparents have given up their job, reduced their hours or taken time off work to look after their grandchilden. Many working mothers and fathers rely on their parents to help them out with childcare, whilst they work- so this very modern change could mean all individuals would benefit.

 

SOURCE: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/labour-outlines-plans-for-grandparent-leave-to-look-after-grandchildren-10176698.html