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As well as maternity and paternity leave, there are other leave options for eligible parents and carers. You may be able to get parental leave payments from the government.
Get financial help with childcare and other costs when you're back in work, and find out about the rules around returning to work and breaks for breastfeeding.
If you decide not to go back to your job, you can resign at any time while you’re on parental leave. You need to give the correct notice and it may affect any holiday pay you’re due.
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