April 2021 proposed increases to statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay announced

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published its proposed increases to a number of statutory benefit payments. The following rates are expected to apply from April 2021:

  • The weekly rate of statutory sick pay (SSP) will be £96.35 (up from £95.85).
  • The weekly rate of statutory maternity pay (SMP) and maternity allowance will be £151.97 (up from £151.20).
  • The weekly rate of statutory paternity pay (SPP) will be £151.97 (up from £151.20).
  • The weekly rate of statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) will be £151.97 (up from £151.20).
  • The weekly rate of statutory adoption pay (SAP) will be £151.97 (up from £151.20).

The rates will be confirmed once an Order is made. The increase normally occurs on the first Sunday in April, which would be 4 April 2021.

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