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UK MNer? Had a baby since April 2011 and had a partner at the time? Please complete a survey for MNHQ about paternity pay issues - you could win a £50 voucher NOW CLOSED

(23 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 30-Oct-14 17:18:54

You may have clocked that Mumsnet has been running a
Family Friendly Programme for the past three years.

One of the things we want to look at is paternity leave. This survey is open to all UK MNers who have had a baby since April 2011 - and who had a partner at the time.

Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Everyone who takes part and adds their details at the end will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher for the store of their choice.

Here's the link again;

Thanks for your time and good luck with the prize draw.


JimmySilentHill Thu 30-Oct-14 21:05:49


Holfin Thu 30-Oct-14 21:11:02


BeyondPreparedForHell Fri 31-Oct-14 11:06:35

Done smile

Uzma01 Fri 31-Oct-14 18:24:38


ilovemonstersinc Mon 03-Nov-14 16:16:19

after I had ds2 I was really ill and was in hospital for 2 weeks. Dh employers were very arsey about him having an extra week. He had to as ds1 has sn and we had no one to look after him as I was in hospital. They knew circumstances but still said we think we might have to find some one else jf you keep needing more time off. angry

FiveStars Mon 03-Nov-14 19:21:35

Where is the voucher for? Done the survey smile

ilovemonstersinc Mon 03-Nov-14 19:24:22


Bicnod Mon 03-Nov-14 19:50:43


PrettyPictures92 Mon 03-Nov-14 20:03:01


MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 04-Nov-14 01:42:09

Your survey doesn't make any reference to the fact only employees can get paternity leave. Self employed fathers (and same sex co-parents) get nothing.

It also doesn't make any reference to the fact it's not just biological fathers who can take paternity leave (where eligible). Same sex partners and men who have assumed the role of father/co-parent can take it too, if they are eligible.

There's also no reference to eligibility based on length of service. Some employed fathers just aren't eligible for additional paternity leave because they recently changed job.

Q5 looks a bit funny because it's not looking at the same thing with each option confused Although that's not necessarily a problem unless you want to find out if those who combined leave had enhanced or statutory leave.

Might be worth adding some info on the survey??

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 04-Nov-14 01:43:19

Enhanced or statutory pay not leave. Soz

cookielove Tue 04-Nov-14 05:17:43


CharethCutestory Tue 04-Nov-14 18:41:18


ChasedByBees Thu 06-Nov-14 18:59:26

Im not sure if this refers to the immediate period after birth or a longer period.

My DH took 14 days leave and then we shared the 12 month leave: I had 9 months and he took 3 months. So that three months was when DD was 9 months old. How do I answer?

EllenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Nov-14 19:48:11

Hi ChasedbyBees grin
We'll look into this for you and get back shortly. Thanks for your input to the survey flowers.

Redbird12 Thu 06-Nov-14 21:22:10

Completed survey but thought that being self employed or not qualifying for paternity pay should be an answer to some of the questions about why your partner did not take much/any paternity leave and why he would not take SPL in future.

futterwacken Sun 09-Nov-14 13:08:50


Daveface Mon 10-Nov-14 13:11:22


WatchWithMerlot Mon 10-Nov-14 18:29:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CSIJanner Mon 10-Nov-14 21:20:28


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Nov-14 13:44:23

YaMasYaDaWithAWigOn is the winner of the £50!
well done and thanks all!

ZingOfSeven Mon 24-Nov-14 13:42:21

ooh congrats!thanks

just seen this, dammit, I had 3 since 04/11!grin

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