Statutory adoption, maternity and paternity pay

2021/22

Statutory maternity pay

This is paid for 39 weeks and is:

  • 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings before tax for the first six weeks
  • £151.97 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks

Statutory paternity pay

This is paid for either one or two weeks and is:

  • £151.97 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings before tax (whichever is lower)

Statutory adoption pay

This is paid for 39 weeks and is:

  • 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first six weeks
  • £151.97 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks

Further information

You can find more information on statutory maternity, paternity and adoptions pay in our article on parental leave and pensions.  Or on GOV.UK using the links below

2020/21

Statutory maternity pay

This is paid for 39 weeks and is:

  • 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings before tax for the first six weeks
  • £151.20 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks

Statutory paternity pay

This is paid for either one or two weeks and is:

  • £151.20 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings before tax (whichever is lower)

Statutory adoption pay

This is paid for 39 weeks and is:

  • 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first six weeks
  • £151.20 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks

2019/20

Statutory maternity pay

This is paid for 39 weeks and is:

  • 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings before tax for the first six weeks
  • £148.68 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks

Statutory paternity pay

This is paid for either one or two weeks and is:

  • £148.68 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings before tax (whichever is lower)

Statutory adoption pay

This is paid for 39 weeks and is:

  • 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first six weeks
  • £148.68 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks

Note

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