Increases to Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Sick Pay – APRIL 2018
The draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 has been published. The order will increase various payments in the 2018-2019 tax year. In particular:
- As of 1 April 2018, statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay will be £145.18 a week (up from £140.98). Maternity allowance will increase to the same rate on 9 April 2018.
- From 6 April 2018, the weekly rate of statutory sick pay will be £92.05 (up from £89.35).
These figures have all been increased in line with the consumer prices index and are no longer subject to the 1% cap that has applied since 2013.