The Chancellor announced plans earlier this week to extend shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents.
The purpose of the new system, which the government aim to implement in 2018, is to provide more flexibility and choice for both parents and grandparents.
Watch this space for further developments.
George Osborne has announced that working grandparents will be able to share parental leave in future On 5 October 2015, the Chancellor announced that he will extend shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents. The planned changes will increase flexibility and choice in parental leave arrangements and support working parents with the costs of childcare during the first year of a child’s life.