New parents are to get an extra two weeks paid leave from today.

Up to 60,000 working parents of new born babies or newly adopted children are to benefit from the time off.

It means the amount of paid leave for mothers will go from 26 weeks to 28, while a father's will go from 2 weeks to 4.

Parents can take the leave at any time during the first year of their child's life.

 

 

 

 

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