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Statutory adoption pay

Statutory adoption pay (SAP) is a benefit payable by employers under the Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) Regulations 2002) to employees who are eligible for ordinary adoption leave and who earn at least the lower earnings limit.

It is payable for up to 39 weeks at the same rate as the “prescribed rate” for statutory maternity pay (SMP), or at 90% of normal weekly earnings (the “earnings-related rate” for SMP) if lower. Unlike SMP, SAP is paid at the same rate for the full period.

Employers can recover some or all of SAP from HMRC.

Your school should have an adoption leave policy contained in your staff handbook.

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