Statutory Paternity Pay and leave

Please note: PAYE guidance from HM Revenue & Customs can be found on the GOV.UK website. We provide links to the key information below.

Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay and leave: employer guide
Entitlement, eligibility, notice period, forms SC3 and OSPP1, recover statutory pay

Maternity and paternity calculator for employers
Calculate an employee’s maternity, paternity or adoption pay, qualifying week, relevant period and average weekly earnings

Get financial help with statutory pay
Reclaim Statutory Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay, find out about Small Employers’ Relief and get help if you can't afford payments

Shared parental leave and pay
Employers' duties in relation to shared parental leave and pay and how to best manage these new rights for your employees

Shared parental leave and pay: employer guide
Eligibility, entitlement, starting, splitting blocks of leave and record keeping for shared parental leave and pay

Statutory Paternity Pay: business changes that affect payment
What to do if an employer ceases, becomes insolvent, takes over an existing business or makes employees redundant when paying paternity pay

Statutory Paternity Pay: employee circumstances that affect payment
What action to take when an employee leaves, becomes sick, dies, or if the child dies. Includes guidance when a child is born early and on paternity pay when adopting

Statutory Paternity Pay: how different employment types affect what you pay
Some employment types like agency workers, directors and educational workers have different rules for entitlement

Statutory Paternity Pay: manually calculate your employee’s payments
Manually calculate if your payroll software or GOV.UK calculator doesn't calculate your employee’s payments

Statutory Paternity Pay: table of dates for employee entitlement (adoption)
Use this table to check your employee started with you in time to qualify for paternity pay

Statutory Paternity Pay: table of dates for employee entitlement (birth)
Use this table to check your employee started with you in time to qualify for paternity pay

Statutory Pay entitlement: how to deal with disagreements
What to do if you and your employee disagree with a formal decision about entitlement, how to appeal and who decides

Statutory Payments and Compromise Agreements
Using Compromise Agreements if your employee stops working for you and has a potential claim against you for statutory pay as wages or salary

Statutory Pay: employer penalties
What happens if you fail to operate Statutory Pay and how you appeal against a penalty for failure