Increases to family leave and statutory sick payments announced

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Increases to family leave and statutory sick payments announced

Published 5 December 2017

The facts

In a Written Ministerial Statement from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Government has announced the following proposed increases to statutory benefit payments:

  • Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental pay and maternity allowance will all be £145.18 a week (up from £140.98).
  • Statutory sick pay will be £95.05 a week (up from £89.35).

What does this mean for employers?

The increase normally occurs on the first Sunday in April, which would be 1 April 2018, although the statement suggests the increases will take effect from 9 April 2018.

 

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Ceri Fuller

Ceri Fuller

London - Walbrook

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Zoë Wigan

Zoë Wigan

London - Walbrook

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