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New SSP & Family Leave Rates Announced (April 2023)

The government has published increases to statutory ‘family leave rates’, such as statutory maternity pay.  Family leave rates will rise to £172.48 a week, they are currently £156.66 a week.

This will mean that where an employee meets the qualifying conditions for the payment(s):

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) / Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)

First 6 weeks paid at 90% of normal weekly earnings then 33 weeks at £172.48 (or 90% of normal weekly earnings if this is lower)

Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)

£172.48 per week (or 90% of normal weekly earnings if this is lower)

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)

£172.48 per week (or 90% of normal weekly earnings if this is lower)

Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (SPBP)

£172.48 per week (or 90% of normal weekly earnings if this is lower)

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will also increase from £99.35 a week to £109.40 a week.

These changes will take effect in April 2023.

Make sure you keep up to date with forthcoming developments, such as increases to National Minimum Wage by reading our employment law, health and safety blogs and guides.

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