Additional Paternity Leave Regulations 2010

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Additional Paternity Leave Regulations 2010
Long title ...
Citation SI 2010/1055
Territorial extent England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Additional Paternity Leave Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1055) are a statutory instrument involving UK labour law, which introduced a basic right for mothers to transfer their right to unpaid leave to their partner if the mother has returned to work.


The main provisions of the regulations are as follows.

  • r 4, the employee must have (2) worked for 26 weeks and have the main responsibility, with the mother, for caring for the child (5) the mother must have been entitled to maternity leave, pay or an allowance and have returned to work
  • r 5, right arises between 20 and 52 weeks after birth, for a period of continuous leave between 2 and 26 weeks, after 8 weeks notice.
  • r 6, notice, an employee declaration of intent to care, a mother declaration that she has returned to work must be given. (3) the employer can require the birth certificate and the mother’s employer’s contact details.
  • r 7, variation before leave begins
  • r 8, employer confirmation
  • r 9, commencement
  • rr 10-13, rights on mother’s death.

See also[edit]



  • Helene Mulholland, ‘Fathers to get six months’ paternity leave’ (28 January 2010) The Guardian.

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