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New Statutory Rates of Pay Proposed for April 2020

on Friday, 24 January 2020.

The government has proposed increases to statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay.

Changes were proposed in a paper put before the members' library in the House of Commons.

The following weekly rates of statutory pay are expected to apply from April 2020:

  • Sick pay (SSP) will be £95.85 (up from £94.25).
  • Maternity pay (SMP) and maternity allowance will be £151.20 (up from £148.68).
  • Paternity pay (SPP) will be £151.20 (up from £148.68).
  • Shared parental pay (ShPP) will be £151.20 (up from £148.68).
  • Adoption pay (SAP) will be £151.20 (up from £148.68).

The rates will be confirmed once an order is made. The increase normally occurs on the first Sunday in April, which would be 5 April 2020.

For advice on how changes to statutory pay may affect you, please contact Michael Halsey in our Employment Law team on 020 7665 0842, or complete the form below.

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