Statutory Rate Increases April 2021

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UPDATED 27 April 2021
First Published: 24 February 2021
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Statutory pay rates normally increase in April each year and 2021 is no different.

Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) hourly rates increase with effect from 1st April 2021:

FromUnder 1818-2021-2223-2425 and over
April 2020£4.55£6.45£8.20£8.20£8.72
April 2021£4.62£6.56£8.36£8.91£8.91

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

Family Friendly

With effect from 4th April 2021 the following weekly rates will apply:

Statutory PayWeekly 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: 27 April 2021

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