Statutory Paternity Pay

Key facts about Paternity Pay

Key facts about Paternity Pay

Statutory Paternity Pay is paid when an employee takes time off when their partner is having a baby or adopting a child. Employees can choose to take 1 week or 2 consecutive weeks. The statutory weekly pay for Paternity Pay is £140.98 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is less.

To qualify for Paternity Pay and leave, the employee:

  • Must have been working for you continuously for at least 26 weeks by the end of the 15th week before the expected week of the baby’s birth.
  • Must earn at least £113 a week before tax.
  • Must be employed by you up to the date of the birth.
  • Must be taking time off to look after the child or their partner.
  • Must be responsible for the child’s upbringing.

This information is intended as a referencing guide only. Please visit the HMRC website for more detailed information and current updates.

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