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Explanatory Memorandum to Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

Background and Policy Objectives

4.The Order is designed to extend leave and pay entitlements for working parents of new-born or newly-adopted children; to permit the widening of the existing right to request flexible working; to provide a power to alter annual leave entitlements; and to allow a one-off increase in the maximum amount of a week’s pay for the purposes of certain calculations.

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