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Parents consider UK maternity and paternity ‘totally outdated’

UK maternity benefits and completed paternity are obsolete – according to working parents and prospective adults.

One in seven of 1,518 people polled left a job due to poor privileges at a time when they needed help most.

Parents say businesses need to improve their maternity and paternity benefits

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Parents say businesses need to improve their maternity and paternity benefits

While more than two-thirds are prepared to switch careers if leave and wages do not improve for new mothers and fathers.

And a third believe UK businesses urgently need to update and improve their policies for more time off and better pay.

More than half (52%) fear losing their job while on maternity or maternity leave.

1 in 10 respondents are also not satisfied with the amount of time off work they received before.

Among them, more than a third (36%) said this negative feeling makes them less motivated to do a good job when returning to work.

David Duffy, chief executive of Virgin Money, which commissioned the research to roll out new ‘A Life More Virgin’ benefits and flexible work packages for colleagues, said: “The pandemic has changed permanently change our approach to working life.

“We clearly see that by taking a purposeful approach to the way we work, we can help our colleagues achieve a work-life balance that brings out their full potential. surname.

“We listened to how our colleagues like to work and what benefits matter most, and as a result we offer A Life More Virgin, our compelling package of services available to all colleagues. reflect the world we live in today.

“This includes equal parental leave, generous vacations with additional welfare days, and flexibility about where people work.”

Other worries about parental leave include not being paid enough while working (58%) and not getting enough time off in the first place (51%).

More than half (58%) fear missing out on promotion opportunities or during maternity or maternity leave.

Almost a third (29%) of working parents and expectant parents think statutory leave in the UK is outdated.

While 28% believe it does not support fathers enough – while another 26% feel the UK lags behind other countries.

As well as parental leave, employees also expect their employer to provide 30 days of annual leave (55%), retirement days (39%), private health insurance (31%) and employment opportunities remote work abroad every year (28%).

Almost half (46%) of the respondents said that a shared approach to parental leave would help ease the burden on mothers.

And an additional 4 out of 10 believe it will give families greater financial freedom to decide what is right for them from a career standpoint.

More than half (54%) cite the guilt of having to work and spend time away from their children during the first few years of life as one of the biggest challenges facing working parents.

Another 51% worry about being able to manage childcare logistics while at work, including pick up and drop off from daycare or school.

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