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Paternity pay

Advice on your right to statutory paternity pay when your partner has a baby.
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) is paid by employers for up to two consecutive weeks after the birth of a child and is made available to employees whose spouse or partner gives birth to, or adopts an infant.

To be eligible for SPP you must be:
  • The baby's biological father or, the mother's partner
  • Responsible for the baby's upbringing
  • Employed by your current employer in the 15th week before the baby is due
  • Employed by that employer without a break for at least 26 weeks before the 15th week before the baby is due
  • Earning enough on average to be relevant for National Insurance purposes
  • Earning an average of at least £102 per week (before tax)
If you are eligible for SPP you will be entitled to either £128.73 per week, or 90% of your average weekly earnings if this is less for up to 2 consecutive weeks after the baby is born.

For more information on Paternal Leave Click Here.

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If my Husband has been working for the same employer for years - is he entitled to full pay for 1 week for Paternity pay and 1 week SPP?
by MumNov10 13th Sep 2010, 9:53am
My husband is self-employed. Our first baby was born 8 May 2008, could you please advise if he is entitled to any paternity pay.
by Rozalin 21st May 2010, 4:10pm
do you get any days paid in full for paternity leave?
by sezzie29 27th Jan 2010, 9:28am
Ive only been with my current employer 3 months will i still be able to get some sort of paternity pay? maybe off the goverment ?
by andy1515 22nd Jul 2009, 9:38am
I am going to be a dad for the first time and am starting a new job on monday 1st dec. My baby is due on 28th May 2009, the 15th week before the baby is due is 12th Feb. Would i be entitled to any paternity pay???
by Milky 1st Dec 2008, 9:25am