Family Friendly payment increase


The new pay rates will take effect from the 1 April 2018.

Author: Roxanne Bradley
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The weekly rates of statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory paternity pay (SPP) and statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) will increase from £140.98 to £145.18. The earnings threshold will also be increasing.

The new pay rates will take effect from the 1 April 2018.

Statutory sick pay (SSP) will also increase for the employees who are absent from work due to sickness. From 6 April 2018, SSP will be payable at £92.05 a week, increase from £89.35 a week. In order to be eligible to receive these statutory payments, employees will have to earn the lower earnings limit (LEL) of £116 per week from 6 April.

2017-18    2018-19

Statutory Adoption Pay

Earnings threshold      £113.00    £116.00
Standard Rate           £140.98    £145.18

Statutory Maternity Pay  

Earnings threshold      £113.00    £116.00
Standard Rate           £140.98    £145.18

Statutory Paternity Pay 

Earnings threshold      £113.00    £116.00
Standard Rate           £140.98    £145.18

Statutory Shared Parental Pay 

Earnings threshold      £113.00    £116.00
Standard Rate           £140.98    £145.18

Statutory Sick Pay

Earnings threshold     £113.00    £116.00
Standard Rate           £89.35      £92.05

Roxanne Bradley

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