Statutory Payment Rates

Statutory Payment Rates for The Tax-Year 2020-21

The Government has published the statutory payment rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2020.

The rate of statutory sick pay is also proposed to increase from £94.25 to £95.85 on 6 April 2020.

The increases to maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay normally occurs on the first Sunday in April, which in 2019 is 5 April.

The new rates are as follows:-

Payment

Rate

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) The standard weekly rate of SMP is £151.20
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) The standard weekly rate of SAP is £151.20
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) The standard weekly rate of SPP is £151.20

To be entitled to these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to or more than the lower earnings limit. This amount for April 2020 has not been announced yet.

Date Published: December 2018

Statutory Payment Rates for The Tax-Year 2019-20

The Government has published the statutory payment rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2019.

The increase normally occurs on the first Sunday in April, which in 2019 is 7 April.

The new rates are as follows:-

Payment

Rate

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) The weekly rate of SSP is £94.25
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) The standard weekly rate of SMP is £148.68
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) The standard weekly rate of SAP is £148.68
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) The standard weekly rate of SPP is £148.68

To be entitled to these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to or more than the lower earnings limit. This amount is increasing to £118 in April 2019.

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I can review your Contract of Employment and Employee Handbook for compliance with this new legislation that takes affect on 6 April 2020 and provide a written report detailing where your contract and employee handbook will need updating. You will receive your report within 5 working days of sending me your contract and employee handbook.

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Date Published: December 2017

Statutory Payment Rates for The Tax-Year 2018-19

The Government has published the statutory payment rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2018.

The new rates are as follows:-

Payment

Rate

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) The weekly rate of SSP is £92.05
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) The standard weekly rate of SMP is £145.18
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) The standard weekly rate of SAP is £145.18
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) The standard weekly rate of SPP is £145.18
Guarantee Pay The limit on amount of pay payable to an employee in respect of any day is £28

To be entitled to these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to or more than the lower earnings limit. This amount is increasing to £116 in April 2018.

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Statutory Payment Rates