Below you will find information about the statutory Shared Parental Leave and Pay scheme. From 1 January 2020 the University’s eligibility criteria for its contractual, enhanced family leave schemes changed to remove length of service eligibility criteria. However, eligibility for the SPL and ShPP can require both parents to qualify for the statutory portion. This is a complex scheme and you are advised to seek advice from your local HR contact as early as possible if you wish to consider Shared Parental Leave and one or both parents do not qualify for Statutory Shared Parental Leave and Pay. See below for further information.