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Parental Leave and Benefit Act (Sections 30 and 31) (Commencement) Order 2016



(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

This Order brings sections 30 and 31 of the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 into operation, other than an element of section 31 (as this provision is contingent on the relevant provision of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 being commenced separately).

The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 provides for 2 weeks of paternity leave and an associated social welfare benefit with effect from 1 September 2016. Sections 30 and 31 of the Act amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 to provide for the new social welfare payment to be known as paternity benefit.

The remainder of the Act will be commenced separately by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

Last modified:08/08/2016