Parents will be able to share leave from April 2015. How will it work?
From April 2015 parents will be able to share leave when their baby is born or when they adopt

If your baby is due on or after April 5th 2015 or if you adopt a child after that date, you'll be able to share the leave you take with your partner. The big change will be that parents will be able to split some of the parental leave between them and switch who takes it, rather than the mother taking the first block and the father taking the rest (which is the case at the moment).

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16-05-2011
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What is child benefit? How much do you get if you claim child benefit?
If yo'ure a parent, or you look after a child, you're able to claim child benefit. Make sure you know how much you can claim

If you have children or you look after a child, you can claim child benefit. The amount you get depends on how many children you have. It's not means-tested, but if you or your partner earns more than £50,000 a year, you or he/she will have to pay tax on it.

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19-09-2009
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Child benefit changes Q and A – how the £50,000 income limit may affect your child benefit
How are you affected by the child benefit changes - will you have to pay tax or stop claiming child benefit?

The government’s child benefit changes that were introduced in January 2013 are not the most straightforward. I’ve written an article that’s a basic guide to the child benefit changes, but I’ve also had lots of questions about what counts towards the £50,000 income threshold and what happens if your partner won’t tell you about his or her finances and who pays the tax charge if a new partner moves in.

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06-11-2012
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