Compare Maternity, Paternity and Parental leave offers of the largest employers in the UK.

Welcome to the first comparison list of the maternity and paternity leave policies offered by the largest employers in the UK.

We understand that as a job searcher, finding the right company with the best policies can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve put together this easy-to-use comparison list to help you make an informed decision.

We’ve gathered information from some of the biggest employers in the UK, including multinational corporations, banks, and tech companies.

Dont forget to also check out our list of family friendly employers for more information about any additional benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, on-site childcare, and support networks for parents. This will help you get a fuller picture of each company’s approach to supporting new parents.

Parental Leave Table 2023

Company Name Rank Maternity / Primary Paternity / Secondary
Abrdn (Standard Life Aberdeen PLC) 1 40 weeks full pay 40 weeks full pay
Accenture 26 36 weeks full pay
Gate One 3 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
QBE Insurance 4 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Sir Robert McAlpine 5 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Novartis 6 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 7 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Goldman Sachs 8 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Fidelity International 9 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Bloomberg 10 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Baillie Gifford 11 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Bain & Company 12 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
John Lewis & Partners 13 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Investec 14 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Etsy 15 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Spotify 16 6 months full pay 6 months full pay
Beazley 17 6 months full pay 6 months full pay
BCG 18 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
AVIVA PLC 19 6 months full pay 6 months full pay
Diageo PLC 2 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
M&G PLC 21 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Haleon 22 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Natwest Group PLC 23 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Phoenix group holdings PLC 24 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
St James's Place PLC 25 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Scottish Mortgage Investment 20 26 weeks full pay 26 weeks full pay
Mars 27 26 weeks 90% 26 weeks 90%
UNICEF 28 24 weeks full pay 24 weeks full pay
Dropbox 29 24 weeks full pay 24 weeks full pay
Volvo group 30 24 weeks full pay 24 weeks full pay
Intertek group 31 24 weeks full pay 24 weeks full pay
Mongodb 32 20 weeks full pay 20 weeks full pay
Virgin group 33 20 weeks full pay 20 weeks full pay
Twitter 34 20 weeks full pay 20 weeks full pay
American Express 35 26 weeks full pay 20 weeks full pay
Pinterest 36 20 weeks full pay 20 weeks full pay
BBC 37 18 weeks full pay 18 weeks full pay
Burberry Group PLC 38 18 weeks full pay 18 weeks full pay
Lyft 39 18 weeks full pay 18 weeks full pay
Rio Tinto PLC 40 18 weeks full pay 18 weeks full pay
Wise 41 26 weeks full pay 18 weeks full pay
Google 42 24 weeks full pay 18 weeks full pay
VMWare 43 26 weeks full pay 18 weeks full pay
Mastercard 44 16 weeks full pay 16 weeks full pay
Meta 45 4 months 4 months
Zurich Insurance 46 16 weeks full pay 16 weeks full pay
Tate & Lyle 47 16 weeks full pay 16 weeks full pay
Vodafone Group PLC 48 16 weeks full pay 16 weeks full pay
Deloitte 49 26 weeks full pay 16 weeks full pay
Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC 50 16 weeks full pay 16 weeks full pay
IBM 51 20 weeks paid 14-20 weeks
Lenovo 52 16 weeks full pay 16 weeks full pay
Kering 53 14 weeks full pay 14 weeks full pay
Halma PLC 54 14 weeks full pay 14 weeks full pay
O2 55 26 weeks full pay 14 weeks full pay
Chanel 56 14 weeks full pay 14 weeks full pay
ServiceNow 57 20 weeks paid 12 weeks full pay
Microsoft 58 20 weeks 12 weeks full pay
Entain 59 up to 12 weeks up to 12 weeks
The Lego Group 60 26 weeks full pay 8 weeks full pay
Proctor and Gamble 61 26 weeks full pay 8 weeks full pay
Airtel Africa 62 26 weeks paid 8 weeks paid
Royal dutch shell PLC 63 16 weeks full pay 8 weeks full pay
GlaxoSmithKline PLC 64 14 weeks full pay 8 weeks paid
BHP Group PLC 65 8 weeks full pay 8 weeks full pay
RSA Insurance Group 66 26 weeks full pay 6 weeks full pay
Abcam 67 18 weeks full pay 6 weeks full pay
Apple 68 18 weeks 6 weeks
BP PLC 69 18 weeks full pay 6 weeks full pay
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 70 26 weeks full pay 20 working days paid
Flutter Entertainment 71 26 weeks full pay 4 weeks full pay
Sainsbury (J) PLC 72 26 weeks full pay 4 weeks full pay
Pearson PLC 74 20 weeks full pay 4 weeks full pay
Adobe 73 26 weeks full pay 4 weeks full pay
Schroders PLC 75 16 weeks full pay 4 weeks full pay
Unilever 76 39 weeks full pay 3 weeks
Kainos 77 13-20 weeks 2 weeks full pay
Transport for london 78 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Sage Group PLC 79 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
AstraZeneca PLC 80 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
British Land Co PLC 81 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
National Grid 82 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Lloyds Banking Group PLC 83 20 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Barclays PLC 84 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Experian PLC 85 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Crown Prosecution Service 86 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Land Securities Group PLC 87 26 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Rolls Royce Holdings PLC 88 24 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
SSE PLC 89 21 weeks full pay 10 days
Standard Chartered plc 90 20 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
HSBC Holdings PLC 91 19 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Barratt Developments PLC 92 18 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Anglo American 93 18 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
BT Group plc 94 18 weeks full pay + 6 weeks 50% 2 weeks full pay
3i 95 18 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Unite Group 96 18 weeks full pay 1 or 2 weeks
London Stock Exchange Group 97 90 days full pay undisclosed
Admiral Group 98 16 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Johnson Matthey plc 99 16 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
British American Tobacco PLC 100 16 weeks full pay undisclosed
Tesco PLC 101 14 weeks full pay, 14 weeks half pay 2 weeks
Severn Trent PLC 102 14 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Taylor Wimpey PLC 103 3 months full pay and 50% for the second 3 months 2 weeks full pay
Whitbread PLC 104 13 weeks full pay + 13 weeks half pay 1 or 2 weeks full pay
Legal and General Group PLC 105 10 weeks full pay, 8 weeks at 50% 2 weeks full pay
Prudential PLC 106 10 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
ITV PLC 107 "6 weeks at higher SMP or full salary if higher. 12 weeks’ full pay" 2 weeks full pay
United Utilities Group PLC 108 6 weeks 90% avg weekly pay + 12 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
RS Group PLC 109 12 weeks full pay 2 weeks full pay
Hargreaves Lansdown PLC 110 6 weeks full pay, 18 weeks at 50% 2 weeks full pay
Hiscox ltd 111 "6 weeks at 90% + 7 weeks at 100% + 13 weeks at 50% of basic weekly pay, with the remaining 50% being paid on return to work" 2 weeks full pay
Antofagasta Holdings 118 undisclosed 10 days
Rightmove PLC 113 12 weeks full pay 1 week full pay + 2 weeks spp
Glencore PLC 114 12 weeks at 90% pay 1 week full pay followed by spp
Kingfisher 115 6 weeks full pay, 33 weeks 50% or smp (higher) 1 week pay 1 week spp
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA 116 6 weeks at 90% of average earnings, followed by SMP up to week 39 1 week full pay, 1 week spp
Croda International PLC 117 "6 weeks at 90% weekly salary 20% of weekly salary plus SMP for 33 weeks 20% of weekly salary for 13 weeks" 1 week at 50% or spp (higher)
Segro PLC 112 26 weeks full pay undisclosed

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