Bereavement Leave: Costs

(asked on 15th March 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to employers of Parental Bereavement Leave since April 2020.


Answered by
Lord Callanan Portrait
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
This question was answered on 29th March 2021

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay was introduced in April 2020. The Impact Assessment carried out by the Department (copy attached) estimated that annual costs to employers of the policy would be £2.6m, with an additional £4.8m in one-off costs for employers to familiarise themselves with the policy when it was introduced.

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Recent Documents related to Bereavement Leave: Costs

1. Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Impact Assessment (revised January 2020) (PDF)
14/05/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: 1 Title : Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay IA No: BEIS020(F) -17-LM RPC Reference No: Lead

2. Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Impact Assessment (PDF, 421KB)
14/05/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: 1 Title : Parental B ereavement Leave and Pay IA No: BEIS020(F) - 17 - LM

3. Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Impact Assessment (PDF, 681KB)
12/10/2017 - Bill Documents

Found: 1 Title : Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay IA No: BEIS020(F) - 17 - LM

4. Parental bereavement leave and pay
02/11/2018 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: CONSULTATION ON PARENTAL BEREAVEMENT LEAVE AND PAY March 2018 CONSULTATION ON PARENTAL BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

5. Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
26/06/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2018 Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill HL Bill 105 of 201719 Summary The Parental Bereavement

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Recent Speeches related to Bereavement Leave: Costs

1. Finance (No.2) Bill (First sitting)
22/04/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: 11.30 am on Thursday 22 April) meet—(a) at 2.00 pm on Thursday 22 April;(b) at 9.25 am and - Speech Link
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2. Statutory Paid Bereavement Leave: Loss of Family Member
30/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: to highlight the need for statutory paid bereavement leave for all employees upon the sad loss of a close - Speech Link
2: it. I have long supported the idea of paid bereavement leave for families in the United Kingdom of Great - Speech Link
3: Ryder, a third of employees who experienced a bereavement in the past year did not receive any communication - Speech Link

3. Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Regulations 2020
23/03/2020 - Grand Committee

1: That the Grand Committee do consider the Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (Consequential Amendments to - Speech Link
2: Legislation) Regulations 2020, which were laid before the House on 10 March 2020, be approved.This - Speech Link

4. Terms and Conditions of Employment
03/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: That the draft Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this - Speech Link
2: That the draft Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this - Speech Link
3: instruments implement a new entitlement to paid leave for employees who lose a child under the age of 18, or - Speech Link

5. Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020
03/03/2020 - Grand Committee

1: Grand Committee do consider the Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020.Relevant document: 4th - Speech Link
2: House on 23 January 2020 be approved. These SIs implement a new entitlement to paid leave for employees who - Speech Link

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