The Council of Ministers next Tuesday will approve the family law of the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, according to sources from the department led by Ione Belarra. The norm will be released a month late, since the PSOE had committed to United Podemos to have it ready before the end of October, a commitment reached within the framework of the negotiation of the General State Budget for 2023 .
In late October, as progressed Public, the Government breached this commitment to approve the family law before the end of the month; the week before the last Council of Ministers in October, the text had not passed either the Government Delegate Commission for Economic Affairs or the Commission of Secretaries and Undersecretaries of State, two steps prior to reaching the Council.
However, after a negotiation between those of Ione Belarra and the socialist wing of the Executive, the law will leave the Government before the end of November. The delay is due, in large part, to the demands made by ministries such as Inclusion to reduce some of the permits contemplated in the text.
Finally, there has been a slight reduction in one of the permits that the Ministry of Social Rights initially wanted to promote. In this way, it establishes a care leave for five days a year (and not seven days, as the law initially included) paid, to care for a relative up to the second degree or cohabitant.
The rest of the considerations remain, in principle, the same as what was initially established by the Belarra team. One of the most ambitious and important measures is the universal parenting benefit of 100 euros per month for each child under 3 years of age in charge.
It also keeps the eight week parental leave, which may be enjoyed continuously or discontinuously, until the minor reaches eight years of age. The rule extends to single-parent families with two children the protection that until now was reserved for large ones.
In this sense, they will large family status: single-parent families with two children; families with two children where an ascendant or descendant has a disability; and families with two children headed by a victim of gender violence or by a spouse who has obtained sole custody and custody without the right to alimony.