Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP):
From April 2016 Statutory Shared Parental Pay will paid at £140.98 per week (from 2/4/17.) or 90% of average weekly earnings (whichever is lower).
To qualify for ShPP an employee needs to have met the ‘continuity of employment test’ and their partner must meet the ‘employment and earnings test’, just like SPL. In addition, the employee must also have earned above the ‘Lower Earnings Limit’ in the eight weeks leading up to and including the 15th week before the child’s due date/matching date and still be employed with the same employer at the start of the first period of ShPP. For more details go to Shared Parental Leave: a good practice guide for employers and employees