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New rates of Sick Pay, Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Pay 2014 announced

Statutory Rates of Pay 2014

The rates of pay which you must give to employees who are absent from work due to sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption will change from the 6th April 2014. These rates set out the legal minimum amount that you must pay qualifying employees per week whilst they are absent from work.

You may already have an agreement with your employees to pay more than the minimum legal amount and in this case you should ensure that the details are recorded in their contract or your staff/employee handbook.

The rules about whether an employee will qualify for the legal minimum payment will depend on their circumstances and you can obtain more information by contacting me by email:; telephone: 01983 897003 or 023 8098 2006. I will be adding more information on this subject to the website shortly.

These changes will take effect from the 6th April 2014.

 Current Amount             New Amount

Statutory Sick Pay       £86.70                                                        £87.53

Maternity, Paternity    £136.78                                                       £138.18                                   & Adoption Pay

If you have any questions about your paying sick pay, maternity, paternity or adoption pay to your employees then please do not hesitate to contact me:


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