The Parental Leave and Pay Bill achieved Royal Assent on 13th September 2018.


This law will support those affected by the tragedy of childhood mortality and is expected to come into force in 2020.


The new Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act will give all employed parents a right to 2 weeks’ leave from day one of employment if they lose a child under the age of 18 (or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy). Employed parents will also be able to claim pay for this period, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.