Good News for Employers

  • The government has announced that as inflation has remained low there will be no change in the following for 2016-2017
  • Statutory Sick Pay SSP remains at £88.45 per week
  • Statutory maternity pay SMP,
  • Statutory paternity pay SPP,
  • Statutory adoption pay SAP
  • and Statutory shared parental leave pay SMLP all remain at £139.58 per week although for maternity leave the 1st 6 weeks the rate is 90% of average earnings.

Minimum wage however will rise on April 1st for those 25 and over to £7.20 per hour