3rd February 2014

New rates for statutory maternity and sick pay announced

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3rd February 2014

New rates for statutory maternity and sick pay announced


The Welfare Benefits Upgrading Order 2014 has just been published.

This Order confirms that the below changes will come into force on 6 April 2014:

  • An increase in statutory sick pay from £86.70 to £87.55; and
  • Increases in maternity, ordinary and additional paternity pay, and adoption pay from £136.78 to £138.18.

For the purpose of calculating maternity allowance, the Order will come into effect on 7 April 2014.