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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Family policy: Where next for parental leave and flexible working?

This briefing considers the overall policy framework as well as specific policy proposals for flexible work and shared parental leave.

The Coalition government has announced that it will launch a consultation paper outlining new proposals on flexible work and shared parental leave. This report provides data and analysis on the current policy agenda and future policy directions, and presents guidelines and ideas for how these policy proposals might contribute to the development of a progressive family policy agenda.