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New law: No change to statutory maternity and statutory sick pay

Employers will welcome a government announcement that there will be no increases in maternity and other payments to employees.

Legal Alert

This update was published in Legal Alert - January 2016

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

The Government has announced that there will be no increases in the weekly rate (currently £139.58) used to calculate statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental pay and the maternity allowance in 2016/17.

Statutory sick pay will also remain at the current rate of £88.45.

Operative date

  • Now


  • Employers can now more accurately budget for staff costs next year

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