New Guernsey mothers may get six months maternity leave

Hunter Adam
Image caption Deputy Adam said the group was looking into the cost of the change

Guernsey mothers may in future be entitled to up to half a year off after having a baby.

The UK has laws allowing mothers a year off work, but currently Guernsey parents have no legal entitlement.

The Social Policy Group is working on new legislation to present to a number of States departments.

Deputy Hunter Adam, its chairman, said extending the current grant system would come at a price.

He said: "We must get an idea of how much extra it will cost the community."

Any changes to paternity leave are yet to be clarified.

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