Wealth Knowledge September 2016 - Future parents plan to use shared parental leave
The research by Scottish Widows’ Centre for the Modern Family reveals that 31% of fathers and 16% of mothers are the sole payers of childcare.
44% of prospective parents believe this is a shared responsibility, as compared to 23% of current parents.
The research also shows that many people do not yet have a full understanding of SPL.
Of those that do not plan to utilise it:
• 14% say they don’t understand how it works
• 13% believe it will harm their careers
• 7% don’t think their employer would accept it.