Statutory Payment Increase

All employers! Be sure that you have made relevant changes, in line with the statutory payment increases effective April 2019.

From 7thApril the following statutory rates apply:

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first 6 weeks, followed by £148.68 per week (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate).
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) £148.68 per week (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate).
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first 6 weeks, followed by £148.68 per week (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate).
Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) £148.68 per week (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate).
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) £94.25 per week.

 

To be eligible for these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to or more than the lower earnings limit (LEL). Effective April 2019, the LEL will increase from £116 to £118.

For further advice and support on the above, please contact us.

 

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