Rules on calculating normal weekly earnings for family-related benefits for those who are furloughed introduced

Implementation date: 25 April 2020

The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/450) provide that where an individual is furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, their normal weekly earnings for the purpose of determining entitlement to, and the amount of, certain family-related benefits are to be calculated as if they had not been furloughed and had received their normal pay. The rules apply where the first day of the statutory pay period begins on or after 25 April 2020.