UK Paid Time Off
This is the policy for the UK.
Holiday Time Off
Every employee is entitled to take 24 days of paid leave each year, plus the 8 bank holidays. The holiday year starts on the 1st of April.
Rolling over a reasonable amount of leave into the following year is OK.
Sick Time Off
Short periods of sick leave are usually paid, just make sure to discuss with your team and director.
Longer periods are handled on a case-by-case basis, and may require a doctor’s note.
GOV.UK has a guide on taking sick-leave.
thoughtbot provides 6 weeks paid parental leave for all new parents. In London, this is accomplished by topping off statutory pay for 6 weeks to equal 100% pay. Beyond that, you are welcome to use vacation time, statutory pay and unpaid leave to take a total of 6 to 12 months parental leave.
Please contact benefits to work out your leave details at least 30 days before the intended start to your leave.
GOV.UK has a guide to parental-leave.