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  Many UK employers have developed policies that cover surrogate parenthood, on the basis that it is equitable to treat parents of babies in the same way, regardless of how they have become parents. But the law at the moment (both in Europe and in the UK) lags behind what happens in practice; it doesn't reflect current social trends; and it leaves many surrogate parents technically disadvantaged. Inevitably the law will catch up (and may overtake) society (as it has done in the...

There is talk that the proposed sharing between parents of 58 weeks of maternity and paternity leave - 22 weeks for the mother, 6 for the father and the remaining 30 weeks to be shared (including simultaneously, if the employer agrees) between the parents as they choose - could be delayed from April 2015 to October 2015.  Finalised plans are expected to be announced later this month. The apparent reason for the change of plan is Government disagreement over the impact...