Shared parental pay (birth)

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Shared parental pay (birth)
  • Guidance and other materials
  • Acas guidance
  • BEIS guidance
  • Online planning tool
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  • Who is eligible—general
  • Eligibility conditions for the mother
  • (1) Mother's eligibility for pay: conditions relating to her
  • (2) Mother's eligibility for pay: conditions relating to the father or partner
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Shared parental pay (birth)

IP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), transitional arrangements ended and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—implications for employment lawyers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/233, in force 25 April 2020, amend five sets of regulations relating to family-related statutory pay, to ensure that an employee’s eligibility for family-related statutory pay and their earnings-related rate of statutory pay is the same as it would have been had they not been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). For further information, see Practice Note: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (original version to 30 June 2020)—Effect of furlough on statutory payments to employees.

This Practice Note explains the shared parental pay (SPP) regime that applies in relation to the birth of a child.

The legislation underpinning shared parental pay (the Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014) took effect on 1 December 2014.

Guidance and other materials

Various guidance and materials

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