Maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption and sick pay increases announced

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Posted on 31 Dec 2020

The Government has announced its proposed increases to statutory sick pay and statutory maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption pay.      

The weekly rates expected to apply from April 2021 are:

  • Statutory sick pay increases to £96.35 (up from £95.85)
  • Statutory maternity pay (and maternity allowance), statutory paternity, shared parental and adoption pay increase to £151.97 (up from £151.20)

The rates will be confirmed once the legislation has been made. 

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