United Kingdom Statutory Leave and Pay

United Kingdom Statutory Leave and Pay

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    United Kingdom

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Like many countries the UK has a range of different types of statutory leave and payments that employees are entitled to receive and cover annual leave, time off and pay for parents, sickness and flexible working.

The entitlement, calculating the payments and the treatment of the payments is complex and requires HR and Payroll to work closely together.

Some of the legislation is UK based, others are from the EU but have been gold plated in the UK. In addition this case law whether in the UK courts or the European Courts of Justice have also had an impact for very specific circumstances.

All of which means that payroll teams have a lot of legislation to consider when processing these statutory payments and leave; and what’s more some payroll systems can manage all the appropriate record keeping and calculations whilst others only support part of the requirements and manual calculations and record keeping is required.

Who is this course for?

It is aimed at those who are looking to start running a payroll in the UK for their organisation, or those who are utilising the services of a service provider who want a better understanding of the setup requirements so they are better able to support their business and ensure compliance in their organisation.

This is a high level pre-recorded webcast, aimed at giving candidates an overview of what is required to set up a company and payroll responsibilities in the UK.

What will you achieve 

This course will give you all the information you need to ensure you understand how to process payments, the interaction between the different types of leave and payments, the records that must be kept, employment rights and the information you must provide to your

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What will be covered in the course

Country Overview: 

  • The right to leave
  • Employment law
  • The right to pay
  • Employment law and taxation
  • Paid and unpaid.


  • The right to leave
  • Employment law
  • The right to pay
  • Social Security and taxation law
  • Terminology and notification.
  • The period of incapacity for Work 
  • Qualifying Days
  • Waiting Days
  • Linking 

Maternity Leave and Pay: 

  • Rights of pregnant employees/ employer obligations
  • Antenatal appointments 
  • Health and safety
  • Maternity Leave
  • Employment protection 
  • The right to return 
  • Recap of Statutory Maternity Leave
  • The key weeks for Statutory Maternity Pay
  • The qualifying criteria 
  • The calculations
  • The guidance 

Adoption Leave:

  • Adoption Leave and Pay v Maternity Leave and Pay 
  • The guidance 

    Paternity Leave and Pay: 

    • Births and adoptions 
    • Entitlement to Leave
    • Entitlement to Pay
    • The guidance 

    Shared Parental Leave and Pay: 

    • Overview 
    • Eligibility 
    • Entitlement 
    • Starting Leave 
    • Blocks 

    Statutory Parent Bereavement Leave and Pay: 

    • Guidance
    • Overview 
    • Leave
    • Pay
    • Eligibility 


    This course offers an insight into and essential knowledge of the range of statutory leave and payments on offer to employees. We can help you manage complex calculations, track current legislation and maintain good communication with HR; the tools required to ensure compliance and provide correct information to employees.