Do I have to give Paternity Leave?

Yes, an employer do have to grant their employee paternity leave if requested and fulfil all the requirements.

With effect from 1 September 2016, new parents (other than the mother of the child) are entitled to paternity leave from employment or self-employment following birth or adoption of a child.  The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 provides for statutory paternity leave of 2 weeks.