Statutory Adoption Pay

One of the qualifying conditions for receipt of SAP is to have average weekly earnings (before tax) of £118 or more (April 2019).

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 £145.18 (April 2019) - or 90% of their average weekly earnings.

The flat rate is subject to review every April.

If you an issue with or a query about a payment, you should contact the HMRC statutory payment dispute team.  Details of how to do so can be accessed at the link below.    

Last updated: 05 June 2019