SPBP Pay Instruction

Under the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act, primary carers – not just parents – will be entitled to time off work following the death of a child. This includes adopters, foster parents and guardians, as well as more informal groups such close relatives or family friends who have taken responsibility for the child’s care in the absence of parents.

To create an SPBP absence you should create a new SpbpPayInstruction for the employee.

SpbpPayInstruction [Schema]

Name Type Required Description
AverageWeeklyEarningOverride AverageWeeklyEarning no Optional override value to the Average Weekly Earnings calculation. If this value is set then the calculated value is ignored.
PayPartWeek xsd:boolean yes Flag to indicate if part weeks should be paid as opposed to payments being made as full weeks only.
DateOfDeath xsd:date yes The date of death.
Stillbirth xsd:boolean yes Flag to indicate if the death was a still birth.
WorkingDays xsd:date
(list of)
no A list of any days worked during the absence, these will exclude the week from counting towards the statutory absence.

Interits from: AbsencePayInstruction[Schema]

Name Type Required Description
AbsenceStart AbsenceDate yes The start date of the employee absence.
AbsenceEnd AbsenceDate no The end date of the employee absence, leave blank if the absence is long-term and the end date is not known.
StatutoryOffset xsd:boolean yes Flag to indicate if the statutory payment should be offset.

Interits from: PayInstruction [Schema]

See Understanding Pay Instructions for more information on how pay instructions can be used.

Name Type Required Description"
StartDate xsd:date yes The date the instruction will come into effect.
EndDate xsd:date no The date the instruction will end, open ended instructions will run forever.
Description xsd:string ( max: 200) no The pay line descripton override; this description will override the default description from the pay code. See Customising the Payslip for more information on customising the payslip output and using runtime variables.
PayLineTag xsd:string ( max: 100) no If specified, the PayLineTag value is used to decorate all child pay lines generated by the instruction.


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<SpbpPayInstruction xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <WorkingDays />
  "SpbpPayInstruction": {
    "StartDate": "2022-05-18",
    "EndDate": "2022-05-18",
    "Description": "string",
    "PayLineTag": "string",
    "AbsenceStart": "2022-05-18",
    "AbsenceEnd": "2022-05-18",
    "StatutoryOffset": "true",
    "AverageWeeklyEarningOverride": "123.99",
    "PayPartWeek": "true",
    "DateOfDeath": "2022-05-18",
    "Stillbirth": "true",
    "WorkingDays": { "Date": [] }