The government has being told not enough is being done for stay-at-home dads. According to official figures, fathers make up just one percent of the more than 34,000 parents who took up the government's paid-parental leave in 2016. The paid-parental leave rules change next month increasing to 22 weeks after Parliament voted last year to incrementally increase the entitlement to 26 weeks by 2020. But as Hamish Cardwell found out, many fathers say the amount parents are paid needs to be increased if more men are to step into the role.
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