Kevin Buckley with daughter Emilia Grace
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Paternity pay: Father welcomes Labour's pledge

A future Labour government would double the amount of paid paternity leave available to new fathers from two to four weeks, Ed Miliband has announced.

The Labour leader has also pledged to increase statutory paternity pay by more than £120 a week to £260 a week, paid for by savings in tax credits.

Parent Kevin Buckley said he would have taken up the offer of longer paternity leave when his daughter Emilia Grace was born.

  • 09 Feb 2015
  • From the section UK
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