Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (SPBP) and Leave


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As of 6th April 2020, you may be entitled to either or both Parental Bereavement Leave and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay if you were the child or baby’s parent (either biological adoptive or parent of a child born to a surrogate), or the partner of the child or baby’s parent. You can take 2 weeks’ leave for each child under 18 who has died or if you have a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.

To qualify for Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay, you must have been continuously employed by us for at least 26 weeks and earn an average of £120 or more per week. You must notify us in writing with your name, the date of the child’s death or stillbirth and the period you want to claim Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay. You will be entitled to £151.20 per week or 90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) if you’re eligible.


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