The Government has previously announced that, from April 2011, mums will be able to transfer some of their maternity leave to the father. However, in recent political developments, the Conservatives claim that the Government should shelve these plans until after the electorate has been to the polls. The Conservatives have pledged to potentially double the amount of paid paternity leave fathers can take and to allow them to take it at the same time as the mother. The Government has hit back saying they have doubled maternity pay and leave, brought in paternity leave, provided twice as many child care places and introduced the right to request fl exible working. Watch this space…