The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill 2017-2019 has been introduced into the House of Commons. If pursued, this will entitle employed parents who have suffered the death of a child to statutory paid leave, in order to allow them time to grieve away from work.

There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid leave for grieving parents. A period of consultation and collaboration is now underway; and the press release from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy can be found here.