Excellent experience start to finish – always very responsive to any queries and the turnaround on the property I was buying was very quick, even in the busy time leading up to stamp duty deadline. Jenny was always very helpful and went above and beyond to close on a short timescale.
A new consultation was launched by the Government in May to consider proposed extensions to flexible working and shared parental leave amongst other issues. The consultation will close in August 2011. The proposals include the following:
- Retaining 18 weeks’ maternity leave, with the remainder of the maternity leave being classed as ‘parental leave’ which could be taken by the mother or the father,
- The extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees, not just those with children under the age of 17,
- Amending the Working Time Regulations to provide that employees can carry over untaken holiday into subsequent years if they have lost the chance to take paid holiday because of sickness absence or maternity/parental leave.