Is shared parental pay always paid at rate of £ 148.68 per week or 90% of salary which ever is the lower during the shared parental leave period. What happens if shared parental leave block of 4 weeks starts 2 weeks after date of birth . Would this be paid at 90% of salary ? or the £ 148.68 per week of salary or 90% whichever is lower.
The scenario is the mother takes the compulsory 2 weeks SML and SMP after date of birth. Curtials her SML and husband then takes 4 weeks Shared Parental Leave and Pay. ( He is the high income earner) .