statutory adoption pay
statutory adoption pay (SAP)
A statutory benefit payable to employees who are eligible for ordinary adoption leave and provided they earn at least the lower earnings limit for national insurance purposes. SAP is paid by employers for up to 26 weeks at the same rate as lower rate statutory maternity pay. Where a child is expected to be placed for adoption on or after 1 April 2007 SAP will be paid for up to 39 weeks.
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