Statutory Adoption Pay

One of the qualifying conditions for receipt of SAP is to have average weekly earnings (before tax) of £116 or more (April 2018)

During their adoption leave most employees will be eligible for Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) of up to 39 weeks from their employer.

The rate of SAP is the lesser of a flat rate - currently £144.18 (April 2018) - or 90% of their average weekly earnings.

The flat rate is subject to review every April.

Employees- -Adoption rights in the workplace

Employers- -Adoption leave and pay

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