Bill English U-turns on paid parental leave

07/11/2017

National leader Bill English now says he supports Labour's plans to increase paid parental leave to 26 weeks.

While in Government in 2016, National used a financial veto against Labour's bill to extend leave by this amount, calling it "a significant extra, unbudgeted, cost".

However new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government will increase paid parental leave to 22 weeks in 2018, rising to 26 weeks from 2020 - and Mr English says he now supports this.

Watch the conversation with Bill English above,

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