Paternity pay policy

Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) is payable for two weeks at the statutory rate applicable at the time or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is lower. Rates are set by the government and are reviewed annually each April.

To qualify for Statutory Paternity Pay, all of the following must apply:

Qualification for SPP is not based on hours worked but you must be earning at least the lower earnings limit during the relevant earnings period.

Subject to continuous employment with us for a minimum of 12 months, you may be eligible for enhanced paternity pay which includes being paid at your normal rate of pay for two weeks of Paternity Leave (including adoption). If you resign within three months of returning from Paternity Leave, 50% of the difference between the enhanced paternity pay and Statutory Paternity Pay will be repayable.