New law: No change to statutory maternity and statutory sick pay

Thursday 14th January 2016

Employers will welcome a government announcement that there will be no increases in maternity and other payments to employees.

 

The Government has announced that there will be no increases in the weekly rate (currently £139.58) used to calculate statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental pay and the maternity allowance in 2016/17.

 

Statutory sick pay will also remain at the current rate of £88.45.

 

Operative date

  • Now

 

Recommendation

  • Employers can now more accurately budget for staff costs next year

 

 

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