Statutory Payment Rates

Statutory Payment Rates for The Tax-Year 2022-23

The Government has published the statutory payment rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2022.

The increases to Statutory Sick Pay, Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay, Shared Parental Pay and Adoption Pay will increase on 11 April 2022.

The new rates are as follows:-


2022-23 Rate

2021-22 Rate

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) £99.35 £96.35
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) £156.66 £151.97
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) £156.66 £151.97
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) £156.66 £151.97
Statutory Shared Parental Pay (SPP) £156.66 £151.97
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 2022 has not been announced yet.

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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.

If you authorise me to make the changes I have suggested in my report there will be an additional fee. My written report will confirm the fees and anticipated timescales.

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Statutory Payment Rates