The government is currently supporting a Private Members' Bill which would introduce a new statutory right for parents to take at least two weeks' paid leave following the death of a child under 18. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill would require leave to be paid at the statutory flat rate for other family leave (currently £145.18 per week). Ahead of the Bill's likely approval by parliament, BEIS has launched a consultation on the key details of this proposed new right. The consultation seeks views on who should be counted as a parent for these purposes, the period within which leave must be used, whether it should be taken in a single block, what notice should be given and what evidence of entitlement should be provided. The consultation (which can be accessed here) closes on 8 June. According to the Bill's Explanatory Notes, any new rights to parental bereavement leave and pay are unlikely to come into force before 2020.