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Letter responding to an employee who has notified an intention to take adoption leave (and pay)

Authors: Jo Stubbs and Lavina Daryanani

When to use this model adoption leave letter

Use this model letter to respond to an employee who has notified an intention to take statutory adoption leave (and pay), confirming that the employee is entitled to the leave (and pay) requested.

Note: The usual rules for calculating normal weekly pay for the purpose of determining entitlement to, and the rate of, statutory adoption pay are adjusted for employees who are furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. See Family-related statutory payments and furlough leave in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.