The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), which come into effect on 5 April 2020, the first Sunday in April. The rate is set to increase from £148.68 to £151.20 per week.

Additionally, the rate for statutory sick pay is to increase from £94.25 to £95.85 per week. This increase will take effect from 6 April 2020.

The lower earnings limit for 2020/2021 is £120 (previously £118).

Last reviewed 30 March 2020