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Make self-employed people eligible for statutory adoption pay

Submitted by D Ward on Monday 15th November 2021

Published on Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 23rd May 2022

Current Signatures: 4,735
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Child ~ Equal ~ Government ~ Maternity ~ Mums ~ Parent ~ People ~ The Government

Petition Action

Make self-employed people eligible for statutory adoption pay

Petition Details

Ensuring statutory adoption pay is available to a self-employed parent in the same way that maternity allowance is available for self-employed new mums would promote an equal and fair society inclusive of all routes to parenthood.

Additional Information

A parent taking statutory leave regardless of it being adoption or maternity should be both recognised and supported fairly. Expecting self-employed parents to take unpaid adoption leave whilst supporting their child during a critical transitional period is unfair. This current policy is not inclusive of adoptive families and to many, reads as an act of discrimination.
I wish the Government to introduce an Adoption Allowance comparable with the Maternity Allowance for the Self-Employed.


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