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Work and Families Act 2006: maternity, paternity and adoption benefit changes

Issue 194 (October 2006)
As part of the Government's 10-year strategy for childcare, it consulted on measures intended to 'give parents more choice about how to balance their work and family responsibilities'. The Work and Families Act 2006 implements some of the measures set out in the Government's response to this consultation. The Act, together with a group of related statutory instruments, contains amendments to legislation relating to maternity, paternity and adoption benefits. Susan Mitchell outlines the main changes.