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What to do when someone dies

Parental Bereavement Leave You can take 2 weeks’ leave from the first day of your employment for each child who has died or was stillborn if you’re eligible. A week is the same number of days that you normally work in a week. You can take: • 2 weeks together • 2 separate weeks of leave • only one week of leave Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay You’ll be able to get either £172.48 a week or 90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) if you’re eligible. Any money you get is paid the same way as your wages, for example weekly or monthly, along with deductions for tax and National Insurance.

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