A new statutory allowance for parents who have lost a child is
being introduced in April 2020. The Statutory
Parental Bereavement Pay (SPBP)
will follow the same administration process as other statutory payments, like
paternity pay. The employee can take up
to two weeks leave, which can be split into two periods. The payments are
paid out by employers and then claimed back through the month-end process.
To add SPBP to an employee, open their Employee details window, and click the new SPBP button:
This will open the SPBP window. Fill out the information required, and the average weekly pay will be populated automatically if Flexipay has the available history, otherwise it can be put in manually. The first period may be one or two full weeks, and the second period may be one week if the first is only one week. An employee may not take more than two weeks of SPBP in total. For example, the employee could take one week of statutory pay directly following the instance, and then another week a month later. Alternatively, they could take two full weeks immediately. The following example shows an employee taking two weeks at once:
Note: Like the other
statutory payments, the SPBP can be offset to gross using the checkbox.
Once the details are confirmed, click OK to continue. A window will open confirming the amount that will be paid.