Maternity and Sick Pay Rates – Statutory Changes



Effective from 6 April 2014, the rates for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) are set to increase.  These changes will be implemented by the Welfare Benefits Uprating Order 2014.

SSP will increase from £86.70 per week to £87.55 per week.  SMP will increase from £136.78 to £138.18 per week.  The SMP increase also applies to ordinary/additional paternity pay and adoption pay.

Employers should update their payroll departments accordingly.

Jack Boyle
Solicitor – Employment Law

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