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Peer Learning Forum: Shared Parental Leave – London

Jan 28
Date and time
Tue, 28 January  @  09:30  -  11:30
Price
Free to BITC members with an age, gender, race or wellbeing partnership.
Location
London N1 United Kingdom
Audience
BITC members with an age partnership, BITC members with a gender partnership, BITC members with a race partnership, BITC members with a wellbeing partnership
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Audience

BITC members with an age partnership, BITC members with a gender partnership, BITC members with a race partnership and BITC members with a wellbeing partnership
Free to BITC members with an age, gender, race or wellbeing partnership.

Tue, 28 January 2020  @  09:30  –  11:30

This Peer Learning Forum will give employers the opportunity to discuss reasons why Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is not being widely used and consider how this can be changed.

With SPL now in its fifth year, employers tell us they still face challenges applying the policy, while take up remains low – government research suggests fewer than two per cent of new fathers choose to exercise this right1.

One area of focus will be looking at the barriers around affordability and the perceived impact on career progression. We will hear from the Financial Conduct Authority among others, on the steps they took to secure an increase in take up.

As we enter the third year of gender pay gap reporting, now is an apt time to consider how employers can help families to better balance caring responsibilities with paid work – a key driver of the gender pay gap.

You can read more about BITC’s work in this area in our Equal Lives report, where we asked more than 10,000 employees about their experiences, attitudes and aspirations in relation to balancing professional employment with personal caring responsibilities for both children and adults.

Refreshments

Tea and coffee will be served.

Audience

This event is exclusive to Business in the Community members with age, gender, race or wellbeing partnerships. Spaces are limited to one person per organisation. However, if you have a colleague who would like to join, contact Florence Hughes, Events Coordinator.

Booking and further information

Book your place at BITC’s Shared Parental Leave Peer Learning Forum using this link. Spaces are limited to one person per organisation. If you have a colleague who would like to join, or require further information contact Florence Hughes, Events Coordinator.

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References

1. Government Equalities Office; (2018); Return to work: parental decision making; available at https://www.gov.uk/.