PPL is about funding the time that a women has to take off because she has a uterus and need to birth a baby.
The same way that you are funding the time an employee has to take off to care for a sick child, or because the employee is sick itself.
Funding and length of PPL can be discussed but it should and will be based on income.
It's about time really!
ETA this PPL would protect women on lower and medium income. High income earner (including me) already have wage replacement PPL and might lose on the proposed scheme.
It is just unfair that those less fortunate to work for smaller businesses do not get the same treatment for maternity. That is the real divide between working women