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Adoption Allowance: Self-employed

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 127583, tabled on 22 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will introduce an adoption allowance comparable to Maternity Allowance for the self employed.

Answered on

2 March 2022

The Government has no plans to extend adoption pay to self-employed adopters. Local Authorities can make discretionary payments to self-employed adopters who do not qualify for adoption pay.