parental rates 2024/25

All Statutory Parental Pay Rates for 2024/25

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You play an important role in supporting your employees, understanding the 2024/25 parental rates is fundamental in having a supportive workplace. Knowing your rates and ensuring your systems and policies are up to date with them can truly make a difference to parent’s employee satisfaction. 

All parental leave rates are determined by the UK government, so let’s have a look at the weekly rates for statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay and shared parental pay.  

Statutory maternity pay (SMP) 

The 2024/25 SMP weekly rates are:  

The first 6 weeks:  90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings 

Weeks 6 – 39: £184.03 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower 

Statutory maternity pay usually goes hand in hand with statutory maternity leave. 

Statutory paternity pay (SPP) 

The 2024/25 SPP weekly rate is:  

£184.03 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower. 

As an expectant father you’ll be entitled to 2 weeks of paternity leave 

Statutory adoption pay (SAP) 

The 2024/25 SAP weekly rates are:  

The first 6 weeks: 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings 

Weeks 6 – 39: £184.03 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower 

Shared parental leave (ShPP) 

The 2024/25 ShPP weekly rates are:  

£184.03 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower. 

Shared parental leave can be shared amongst both of the child’s parents, and you can decide how best to split the time between you.  

Your payroll system 

Ensuring that you’re paying your teams the correct amount of parental pay is so important, our Cintra Payroll system is set up with all the latest rates, so you never have to worry about getting things wrong! Find out more about Cintra Pay.  

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