Paternity pay and leave

3. Pay

The statutory weekly rate of Paternity Pay is £140.98, or 90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower).

Any money you get is paid in the same way as your wages, such as monthly or weekly. Tax and National Insurance will be deducted.

Start and end dates

The money is usually paid while you’re on leave. Your employer must confirm the start and end dates for your Paternity Pay when you claim it.

To change the start date you must give your employer 28 days’ notice.

You could get more pay if your employer has a company paternity scheme - they can’t offer you less than the statutory amounts.