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New law: Annual maternity, sickness and other statutory payments announced for 2023

Author: Atom Content Marketing

Published: 01 Jan 2023

The government has announced proposed increases to statutory benefit payments as follows:
  • Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and parental bereavement pay and maternity allowance will all increase from £156.66 per week to £172.48 per week.
  • Statutory sick pay will increase from £99.35 to £109.40 per week.

The increases will take place from April 2023.

Operative date

  • April 2023


  • Employers should budget and plan for the increases.

This article from Atom Content Marketing is for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

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