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Increase in Employment Costs announced for Next Year
The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2017. The current weekly rate of statutory maternity pay is £139.58, or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate.

The rate of statutory maternity pay is rising to £140.98 from 2nd April 2017. The rates of statutory paternity pay, statutory shared parental pay and statutory adoption pay will also go on that date from £139.58 to £140.98 (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate) on that date.

The rate of statutory sick pay is also increasing from £88.45 to £89.35. However, this increase is expected to occur on 6th April 2017.

To be entitled to these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to, or more than the lower earnings limit. This is limit will increase from £112 to £113 in April 2017.
Posted on 05 Dec 2016


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