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April 2017 proposed increases to statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay announced

By December 2, 2016Uncategorized

The government has announced the following proposed increases to statutory benefit payments:

·         The weekly rate of statutory sick pay (SSP) will be £89.35 (up from £88.45).

·         The weekly rate of statutory maternity pay (SMP) and (maternity allowance) will be £140.98 (up from £139.58).

·         The weekly rate of statutory paternity pay (SPP) will be £140.98 (up from £139.58).

·         The weekly rate of statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) will be £140.98 (up from £139.58).

·         The weekly rate of statutory adoption pay (SAP) will be £140.98 (up from £139.58).

The increase normally occurs on the first Sunday in April, which would be 2 April 2017, although in the statement it is suggested that the increases will take effect from 10 April 2017.