Paternity Pay: Entitlement (Births)

During paternity leave, employees are not entitled to their normal pay (unless you provide for this in your policy or the employee’s contract) but may qualify for statutory paternity pay (SPP). Not all employees who are entitled to paternity leave will qualify for SPP as the eligibility criteria are slightly different. If an employee does not qualify for SPP, you must write to them explaining why within a set timescale. SPP is available to eligible employees in relation to both births and adoptions. This section covers births.

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