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Publish Parental Leave

We're calling for large employers to publish their parental leave policies for all to see.

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Oct 4, 2023


We're asking for organisations to publish details about their parental leave policies (at minimum, the number of weeks of leave people can expect, and at what proportion of their usual salary). Ideally we'd like organisations to do this for maternity leave, paternity leave and adoptive leave.

Parental leave policies could easily be added to gender pay gap reporting. It's a small, cost-free change that could be a powerful incentive for employers to develop better policies. In our survey, 91% of respondents supported the proposal.

We'd love you to support this campaign too. Please follow us on Twitter for updates.

Latest: new analysis shows fewer than half of FTSE100 open about parental leave policies. Click the button below to find out more.

The results of our survey


Eight out of 10 are reluctant to ask potential employers about pay and leave for new parents, fearing it would make a job offer less likely. We're calling on the government to add parental leave policies to gender pay gap reports.

Our analysis of the FTSE 100


Our analysis of FTSE 100 companies has found that just 23 publish details about their maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption pay and leave.

Our analysis of the FTSE 250


FTSE 250 companies publicise pasty discounts and ‘peternity’ leave but not parental policies.

#PublishParentalLeave updates

We wrote to all the FTSE 350 companies who don't currently publish their parental leave policies. We will be posting our updates here.

Our Best Practice Guide for employers

Our guide to employers to help them publish their parental leave policies, including what to publish and where.



We want Mumsnet users to ask their bosses or senior management whether they publish their parental leave policies for all to see – and, if they don’t, we’d like you to ask whether they’d consider it.

Which companies publish their parental leave?

Since launching our Publish Parental Leave campaign in 2019, we've been analysing FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE350 organisations to see which companies have published their policies, and we have been writing to those who don't to encourage them to do so.