The mother can curtail her right to SMP and leave and opt to take SPL and Shared Parental Pay (Sh PP).
SPL and Sh PP will be available provided the parents satisfy the eligibility requirements.
SMP is paid to female employees or former employees who have had or are about to have a baby.
The payment of SMP is compulsory where the employee fulfils certain requirements.
SSP applies to all employers, regardless of size and represents the minimum payments which should be paid by law.