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.
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