- Statutory adoption pay is a contributory benefit; only those who have made sufficient Class 1 NICs are eligible to receive it.
- Statutory adoption pay is available for a maximum of 39 weeks.
- The first six weeks of statutory adoption pay is now paid at 90% of an employee’s average weekly earnings.
- Thereafter the flat rate of SAP (2018-2019) is £145.18 per week.
- A secondary adopter can take two weeks of statutory paternity pay.
- Shared parental pay is now available to adopting couples.