Nick Clegg outlines plans for new parental leave rules

Parents will be able to share up to a year's leave to look after their newborn children under "radical" reforms announced today.

Nick Clegg wants a new system of flexible parental leave to be introduced Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive

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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Clegg parental leave shake-up

Parents will be able to share up to a year's leave to look after their newborn children under "radical" reforms announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today.