How much Shared Parental Leave can I take?

This depends on how much leave is left after the mother or adopter has taken all the maternity or adoption leave they want to take from their 52-week entitlement. The maximum amount of Shared Parental Leave is 50 weeks because mothers and adopters must take a minimum of two weeks’ maternity or adoption leave.

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