Welcome to the Employment Calculator
This online tool has been designed for quick and easy calculations of potentially complex
statutory rights and payments. Just click on the relevant topic listed on the left to access
a calculator and print the results after you've entered your information.
Shared Parental Pay and Leave is in force in respect of employees whose child
is born or adopted on or after 5 April 2015. Under this scheme, employees with a minimum of 26
weeks’ continuous service have the choice to end their maternity or adoption leave on a date
they specify and share the untaken balance of that leave (as shared parental leave) with their
partner. Parents may also share any maternity or adoption pay if leave is taken during the
maternity or adoption pay period.
Parents may take shared parental leave concurrently or at separate times. Eligible employees
can switch from maternity or adoption leave to shared parental leave at any time. Both the
employee and his or her partner have the right to take up to three separate periods of leave
interspersed with periods of work up until the day before the anniversary of the child’s birth
or adoption placement. This has replaced Additional Paternity Pay and Leave.
There are different rates and effective starting dates for the cap on a
"week's pay" for the purpose of calculating Redundancy Pay and tribunal claims
for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland the cap is £500
from 14 February 2016. In Great Britain the cap is £508 from 6 April 2018. The
calculators use the rate and effective date for Great Britain.