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#PublishParentalLeave update on UK's top 350 listed companies

We wrote to all of the top 350 listed companies (FTSE 350) companies who don’t currently publish their parental leave policies and the initial results are in…

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Jul 13, 2021

We at Mumsnet are running a campaign to get the government to compel large companies to publish their parental leave policies, alongside their gender pay gap reporting.

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We know that jobseekers who are planning on starting families believe these policies are really crucial. However, they're understandably scared to ask about the policies at interview stage because they think it'll make a job offer less likely. So prospective mothers and fathers are having to make employment decisions – without having sight of a policy that is going to have a huge effect on their family life and finances.

As part of the campaign we've written to all the FTSE 350 companies who don't currently publish their policies and as a result…

  • 21 companies (including Pets at Home, M&S, Barratt Homes, National Grid and Centrica) have said they'll actively review their policies,

We’ll be following up with the others – further updates to come!

January 2020