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Our new Partner Leave policies

We’re introducing new, market leading Partner Leave policies for our colleagues from January 2023.

Our Partner Leave policies, which are open to same sex parents as well as heterosexual parents, will replace existing Paternity Leave policies from 1 January 2023 in the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, Gibraltar, Republic of Ireland, India and Poland.

They introduce market leading support for eligible fathers/partners of mothers and other new parents, whether the child has arrived through birth, adoption, or surrogacy. 

 

CEO Alison Rose said:

“We want to do more to help families thrive. The introduction of Partner Leave will make it possible for colleagues to spend more time supporting their partners who have given birth, had a child born through surrogacy or had a child placed through adoption.

“Not only is this good for families, it also helps support wider cultural change by promoting a shared approach to childcare responsibilities early on.”

 

Our new policies represent significant improvement on our current Paternity Leave policies. For example, in the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, Gibraltar, ROI and Poland, the Partner Leave policies provide the same pay and leave entitlements as the local Maternity and Adoption Leave policies do. 

 

Partner Leave policies – what’s new

Jurisdiction

What’s new

Great Britain and Offshore (Guernsey, Jersey, Gibraltar)

New: Partner Leave – up to 52 weeks’ leave. Full Value Account for first 24; equivalent statutory maternity / adoption pay for the next 15; remainder up to week 52 unpaid.

Isle of Man

New: Partner Leave – up to 52 weeks’ leave. Full Value Account for first 24; remainder up to week 52 unpaid.

Northern Ireland

New: Partner Leave – up to 52 weeks’ leave. Full Value Account for first 26 weeks; equivalent statutory maternity / adoption pay for the next 13; remainder up to week 52 unpaid. 

Republic of Ireland

New: Partner Leave – up to 42 weeks’ leave. Full Value Account for first 27; remainder up to week 42 unpaid.

India

New: Partner Leave – up to 12 weeks’ leave on full pay

Poland

New: Partner Leave - up to 20 weeks’ leave on Full Value Account