Very strangely adoption leave
arrangements were somewhat different from maternity leave. However, from 5 April 2015 it has all
changed. Adoption leave now follows the
same format as maternity leave.
Someone qualified for adoption leave
will be entitled to 90% of average weekly earnings for the first six weeks of
statutory adoption leave and thereafter the lower of 90% of the weekly earnings or £139.58 for the remaining 33 weeks.
This pay is only for 9 months although
the leave can extend to 12 months.