Consultation on parental bereavement leave and pay

Closed 8 Jun 2018

Opened 28 Mar 2018


We're seeking views on options for regulations to fulfil certain provisions contained in the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill which is currently being considered in Parliament.

We're consulting on key issues which will help to shape the policy on Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay, to ensure that the policy is right both for those who seek to rely on it and those who have to administer it. 

It focuses on:

* the definition of a bereaved parent
* how and when to take the leave
* notice and evidence requirements. 

We welcome views from working parents, employers, groups representing working parents and employers, groups involved in bereavement care, and legal, HR and payroll professionals.


  • Parents
  • General public


  • Workplace rights
  • Shared parental leave