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

Statutory Rates of Pay 2014

The Statutory rates of pay for employees who are absent from work due to sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption are the amounts that are set out in law.

This is the minimum amount that an employer must pay per week. Some employers will pay a higher rate than the legal minimum and the details are usually contained in your employment contract and occasionally in a staff or employee handbook.

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

Every year the amount of minimum payment is reviewed by the government and the new rates have just been announced and will change 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 right to sick pay, maternity, paternity or adoption pay then please do not hesitate to contact me: [email protected]



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