BIS Guidance

Do you need guidance on the changes to adoption leave and pay?

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has published technical guidance for employers about the changes to adoption leave and pay that came into effect on 5 April 2015. The guidance is titled ‘Changes to Adoption Leave and Pay from 5 April 2015: Technical Guidance for Employers’ and can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/419080/bis-15-259-changes-to-adoption-leave-and-pay-from-5-april-2015-technical-guidance-for-employers.pdf.

The guidance, among other things, sets out that statutory adoption pay is to be paid for the first 6 weeks at the earnings related level and provides detail about the new parents who qualify for adoption and paternity leave and pay.

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