Wellbeing

Statutory maternity, paternity and sick pay rates for April 2021 published

The government has published the proposed statutory rates for paternity pay, maternity pay, adoption pay, bereavement pay and sick pay from April 2021.

The current weekly rate of statutory maternity pay is £151.20, or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if the figure is less than the statutory rate.

The rate of statutory maternity pay is expected to increase to £151.97 from April 2021.

Next year sees the first annual increase for statutory parental bereavement pay, following the introduction of the right to parental bereavement leave, available to the parents of a child who died on or after 6 April 2020.

Statutory paternity pay and statutory shared parental pay are expected to go up from £151.20 to £151.97.

The rate of statutory adoption pay increases from £151.20 to £151.97.

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