Guidance

Adoption leave and pay: technical guidance for employers

Technical guidance for employers on the changes to adoption leave and pay.

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Technical guide to changes to adoption leave and pay

Details

This report shows the changes to adoption leave and pay. The major changes are:

  • adoption leave becomes a ‘day 1 right’
  • statutory adoption pay will be paid at the earnings related rate in the first 6 weeks
  • new groups of parents will qualify for adoption leave and pay
  • adopters will be entitled to take time off work to attend adoption meetings
Published 5 April 2015