Direct Line Group introduces new company wide lifestyle and family policies

From Thursday 26th July 2018, employees at Direct Line Group will benefit from a package of new policies developed to give every one of our employees the flexibility and support at work to do the things that matter to them outside of work.  

The new policies launched today include:

  • Maternity/Adoption Leave which will offer up to 32 weeks maternity pay, made up of 20 weeks full maternity pay and up to a further 12 weeks full pay as part of a ‘phased return to work’. The phased return to work is designed to offer maximum support to enable our people to transition back into work at a pace which works for them and their family
  • Shared Parental Leave which will offer co-parents 20 weeks full pay
  • Parental Leave extended to include Grandparents and Carerswhich will offer up to four weeks unpaid leave per child, grandchild, relative or someone close who needs support, recognising the increasing reliance on wider family responsibilities
  • Lifestyle Leave which will offer up to 12 months to anyone wishing to pursue something that really matters to them such as volunteering, travelling, extending maternity leave or re-training


 Simon Linares, HR Director, Direct Line Group, commented:

“At Direct Line Group we encourage our people to bring all of themselves to work and we are very proud of the diverse and inclusive culture this has created. That’s why we’ve designed a set of new policies which offer all our people whether they be mothers, fathers, grandparents, carers or those looking to pursue a dream or a new challenge, the flexibility and support at work to do the things that matter to them outside of work. We know that successful businesses are the ones that offer greater flexibility and take meaningful steps to help people achieve this. I’m sure that this package will make a real difference to many of our people.”


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For more information please contact:

Lisa Tremble
Head of External Affairs
Direct Line Group
Tel: 01651 834 211
Mob: 07795 234 801
Email: [email protected]

Claire Foster
Senior manager
Direct Line Group
Tel: 0165 183 1672
Mob: 07525 665 504
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Direct Line Insurance Group plc

Direct Line Group is headquartered in Bromley. Through its number of well known brands the Group offers a wide range of general insurance products to consumers. These brands include Direct Line, Churchill and Privilege. The Group also provides insurance services for third parties through its partnerships division, Direct Line Group Partnerships. In the commercial sector, the Group's NIG and Direct Line for Business operations offer insurance products for businesses distributed through brokers or direct, respectively.