This was announced in the budget and covers both mothers and fathers. Fathers currently have 2 weeks paid leave for a newborn whereas from November 2019, it will be 4 weeks paid leave. The wording of the announcement though was that the extra leave will be for child under the age of 1. So, lets say a baby born in December 2018, can the father take another 2 weeks paid leave at the start of November 2019 under this change?? Apologises but it's not clear what this means. Or does the extra 2 weeks only apply to babies born on or after 1st November 2019???