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12th June 2019, 19:18

Sacramento announces consultation towards replacing maternity leave with parental leave

The Ministry of Equality is to start a consultation towards introducing parental leave instead of maternity leave. In her budget speech, Samantha Sacramento said the Government would consult with the Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses, and unions, towards moving away from maternity leave.

On housing, Ms Sacramento said legal action had begun against some Government tenants who can pay their rent but do not want to. She said just over £600,000 has been secured by via agreements as a result of meetings with tenants in arrears this year. The Minister also added that 574 homes have been returned to rental stock so far in the Government's two terms in office.