Self-employed parents are not eligible for Shared Parental Pay. The current system of Maternity Allowance for the self-employed places the entire burden of childcare onto the mother, and offers no financial support for self-employed fathers or same-sex partners wanting to share some or all of the childcare. Through research, advocacy and lobbying, we hope to change this inflexible piece of legislation to work for all parents.

We have recently submitted a Report to the Taylor Review on Modern Employment Practices.