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New Statutory Payment Increases announced for April 2018

 

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2018. The increases are as follows:

 

Statutory maternity pay increases to £145.18 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate.

The rates of statutory paternity pay and statutory shared parental pay will go up to £145.18 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate

Statutory adoption pay will increase from £140.98 to £145.18. Statutory adoption pay is payable at 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first six weeks, with the remainder of the adoption pay period at the rate of £145.18, or 90% of average weekly earnings if this is less than £145.18.

Statutory sick pay increases from £89.35 to £92.05.

The lower earnings limit is increasing from £113 to £116.