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Proposed increases to statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay

From 4 April 2021, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published its proposed increases to a number of statutory benefit payments. The following weekly rates are expected to apply:

  • statutory sick pay (SSP) will be £96.35 (up from £95.85);
  • statutory maternity pay (SMP) and maternity allowance will be £151.97 (up from £151.20);
  • statutory paternity pay (SPP) will be £151.97 (up from £151.20);
  • statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) will be £151.97 (up from £151.20);
  • statutory adoption pay (SAP) will be £151.97 (up from £151.20).

Department for Work and Pensions: Policy Paper: Benefit and pension rates 2021 to 2022 (8 December 2020)