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Currently, parents of children under 17, or under 18 if their child is disabled, can ask for more flexible working patterns,
But the law is likely to change extending the right to all employees, irrespective of whether they have a child.
Under the change, grandparents could apply for flexible working to help look after grandchildren.
Nick Clegg is expected to say that a new legal right will be given to men to take unpaid leave to attend two antenatal appointments.
Added to tax changes, Mr Clegg will say the reforms have the potential to transform opportunities for young parents considering starting a family.
Clegg has said that he had considered extending paternity leave from the current two weeks, but concern had been voiced within Government and from business groups about the cost.
Flexible leave will be reviewed by 2018, when extending paternity leave will be looked at, Mr Clegg is expected to announce.
- Under other changes, the right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees to encourage different work patterns for parents.
- Clegg is expected to say that "clapped out" rules need to be changed to give women a "real choice" after taking a break from work to have children.
- The biggest change covers parental leave, so a mother will be able to trigger leave at any point so that whatever time is left to run on her original year off can be taken by her partner instead.
- Parents will be able to "chop up" time together or take time off together, as long as no more than 12 months is taken in total, with no more than nine at guaranteed pay.
Parents will be able to share up to a year's leave to look after their newborn children under "radical" reforms announced today.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said that from 2015 the UK will move to a new system of flexible parental leave as part of a huge shake-up of current arrangements.
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Parents will be able to share up to a year's leave to look after their newborn children under new reforms announced by Nick Clegg today.