The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2018.

Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Pay Increase

The new rate of statutory maternity pay that has taken effect as from first Sunday in April which in 2018 is 1st April is: £145.18.
Statutory Paternity pay and Statutory Shared Parental pay these will have also risen from £140.98 to £145.18 (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if less than the statutory rate).

Statutory Adoption pay has increased from £140.98 to £145.18. Meaning that, as from 1 April 2018, statutory adoption pay is payable at 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings. This is paid for the first six weeks, with the remainder of the adoption pay period at the rate of £145.18, or 90% of average weekly earnings if this is less than the statutory rate.

Statutory Sick Pay Increase
The rate of statutory sick pay has also increased from £89.35 to £92.05. This increase comes into effect on the 6th April 2018.
In order to be entitled to these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to or more than the lower earnings limit. From 6th April 2018, this has increased from £113 to £116.

National Minimum and Living Wage Increas

(Hourly) From 1stApril 2017 From 1st April 2018
Apprentices

If under 19 or in the 1st year of apprenticeship

£3.50 £3.70
Aged 16-17 £4.05 £4.20
Aged 18-20 £5.60 £5.90
Aged 21-24 £7.05 £7.38
National Living Wage (25+) £7.50 £7.83

 

Remember that workers and employees are entitled to paid at least national minimum wage for ‘working time’. Do you need guidance on what constitutes working time?
ELCONS can assist in making sure you are compliant with statutory requirements!
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ELCONS can assist in making sure you are compliant with statutory requirements!
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