Family leave pay increases

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The cost of family leave is set to increase again in April 2019. The government has published its draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019. From 7 April 2019, statutory maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay and adoption pay will increase from £145.18 per week to £148.68. Sick pay is also due to increase from 6 April 2019, from £92.05 to £94.25.

Employers should ensure that staff who deal with payroll are kept informed about these increases to ensure that employees are paid correctly, and the right sums are recovered from the government.

Read the draft order here:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2019/9780111179888