The statutory rates for sick, maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption pay are set to increase in April.

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Statutory rates from April 2018

The new statutory rates for the 2018-2019 tax year will be as follows:

  • Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay will increase on 1 April to £145.18 a week (up from £140.98). Maternity allowance will increase to the same rate on 9 April.
  • Statutory sick pay will increase on 6 April to £92.05 per week (up from £89.35).


Reference: the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018