Bereavement Leave


The government has published the statutory instruments which implement two weeks’ paid bereavement leave for parents upon the death of a child aged under 18. For a simple policy, the Regulations are complex. They are:-

The Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020


The Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020

They come into effect on 6 April 2020, and allow a parent to take either one or two weeks’ paid leave (the two weeks can be separate). The leave is paid at the lower of £151.20 per week or 90% of salary. The notice provisions are quite unpleasantly onerous, given the circumstances.