The Government has published three sets of revised draft regulations to implement the new right to shared parental leave under the Children and Families Act 2014. Two further sets of regulations are awaited. The previous draft regulations published in March were criticised for being overly complex. The latest drafts do not contain any major changes but are said to simplify the drafting in some areas and to clarify a few points of detail. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the scheme will be available in respect of children due to be born or placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015. BIS is currently working on guidance materials for employers and employees to understand and access shared parental leave and pay and they should be available online in the coming few weeks.