Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)
From April 2019 Statutory Shared Parental Pay will paid at £148.68 per week (April 2019) 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’ (£118 April 2019) 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.
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.