Statutory pay rates normally increase in April each year and 2021 is no different.
National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) hourly rates increase with effect from 1st April 2021:
|From||Under 18||18-20||21-22||23 and over|
The national minimum wage for apprentices aged under 19, or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship - £4.30 per hour
With effect from 4th April 2021 the following weekly rates will apply:
|Statutory Pay||Weekly Rate|
|Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)||£151.97|
|Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)||£151.97|
|Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)||£151.97|
|Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)||£151.97|
Alternatively for all of these, 90% pay applies if this is lower than the rate listed above.
Statutory Sick Pay
With effect from 6th April 2021 Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rises to £96.35 per week.
The maximum amount of a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating statutory redundancy pay has yet to be announced.
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Article last updated: 24 February 2021
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