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Statutory Sick Pay And Other Benefits To Increase From April 2019

The Government recently announced that there will be an increase in statutory Sick Pay and other benefits from April 2019.

Increase In Statutory Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay, Shared Parental Pay, and Adoption Pay

The increased rates are as follows:-

  • Statutory maternity pay – those who qualify are entitled to receive it for 39 weeks at a rate of 90% of their gross weekly pay per week, subject to a maximum of £148.68 per week (up from £145.18 per week) after the first 6 weeks.
  • Statutory Paternity Pay – the smaller of £148.68 per week (up from £145.18 per week) or 90 per cent of their average weekly earnings per week
  • Statutory Shared Parental Pay – the smaller of £148.68 per week (up from £145.18 per week) or 90 per cent of their average weekly earnings per week
  • Statutory Adoption Pay – those who qualify are entitled to receive it for 39 weeks at a rate of 90% of their gross weekly pay per week, subject to a maximum of £148.68 per week (up from £145.18 per week) after the first 6 weeks.

Increase In Statutory Sick Pay

From the 6th April 2019, statutory sick pay will increase from £92.05 to £94.25

The rate increases for all of the aforementioned benefits have been increased in line with the increase in the consumer price index (CPI).

The full list of rate increases can be found here

Other Rate Rises

The Government also announced that there would be an increase in maternity allowance. Those who qualify are entitled to receive it for for 39 weeks at the rate of the smaller of £148.68 (up from £145.18) or 90 per cent of their average gross weekly earnings per week. The increase will apply from the 7th April 2019

Increases in attendance allowance and the state pension were also announced at the same time

The Chancellor of the Exchequer also recently announced in the 2018 Budget that the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage will also increase from from April 2019

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