Closure of Miscarriage Leave and Pay Public Consultation Exercise
The public consultation exercise to inform dedicated legislation for Miscarriage Leave and Pay in Northern Ireland closed to applications at 5.00 pm on Monday 19 December 2022.
The consultation followed the recent introduction of Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay legislation in Northern Ireland. The consultation sought views on the proposal to change the entitlement criteria for Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay to make it a “day one” right by removing the eligibility requirement for 26 weeks of continuous employment, and to also introduce Miscarriage Leave and Pay as an amendment to the existing policy of Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay.
Analysis of responses to the consultation will now be undertaken and a formal Departmental response paper prepared in due course.
The consultation team can be contacted on: MLPconsultation@economy-ni.gov.uk