The problem with shared parental leave
Shared parental leave was supposed to usher in a new era of gender equality in the workplace, giving new fathers the ability to take time off to care for their children, while at the same time allowing women to share the load of child care and focus more on their careers.
One year on from the launch of the initiative, however, and uptake is low.
Over the first three months of 2016 just 3,000 new parents were taking advantage of the shared parental leave initiative. This compares to 52,000 fath