Statutory Shared Parental Pay - What do I do if I have a change of circumstances?
If you and your partner are expecting a child, you can choose to share some of your parental leave and pay.
What do I do if I have a change of circumstances?
You may be able to cancel your decision to end your shared maternity or adoption leave early in exceptional circumstances if both the following apply:
The planned end date hasn’t passed
You haven’t already returned to work
and one of the following must also apply:
Within eight weeks of you (mother/ birthing parent/ person entitled to Statutory Adoption Pay) submitting notice to end maternity/adoption leave, you find out that neither you or your partner qualifies for Shared Parental Leave or Statutory Shared Parental Pay
You (mother/ birthing parent/ person entitled to Statutory Adoption Pay) gave notice to end leave before the birth and not less than six weeks after the birth
Your partner dies (if you are the mother / birthing parent / person entitled to Statutory Adoption Pay of child).
Reviewed June 2022