15 March 2018

Changes to Statutory Payments from 1 April 2018

From April 2018, there will be a rise in the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay.

With effect from 1 April 2018 statutory maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay will rise from £140.98 to £145.18, and the weekly rate for the first 6 weeks will be 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings.

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will also increase from £89.35 to £92.05.

National Minimum Wage

The revised National Minimum wage rates will also increase from April 2018. These increases for each age range are shown below:

Age RangeRates per hour
25 years and overFrom £7.50 to £7.83
21 – 24 yearsFrom £7.05 to £7.38
18 – 20 yearsFrom £5.60 to £5.90
16 – 17 yearsFrom £4.05 to £4.20
Apprentices aged under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship to increaseFrom £3.50 to £3.70

More information can be found on the Government’s website.