2017/18 Statutory payments and Rates

Updated: Jan 18, 2018

Statutory Sick Pay is generally payable for a period of up to 28 weeks if an employee is too ill to work.

Statutory Maternity Pay is payable for a period of 39 weeks, the first 6 weeks are usually paid at a higher rate.

Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay is paid for either 1 or 2 weeks, if the employee takes 2 weeks they must be consecutive weeks

Shared Parental Pay is paid up to a maximum of 37 weeks however this is dependant on the mothers unused SMP period

Statutory Adoption Pay is paid for a period of 39 weeks, the first 6 weeks are usually paid at a higher rate.

Employees will only be eligible for statutory payments if they have sufficient average weekly earnings of at least the lower earnings limit currently set at £133 per week. There are conditions that an employee must meet to qualify for any of the below statutory payments.

2017/2018 Statutory payrates -Average weekly earnings £113 or over

Statutory Sick Pay - £89.35

Statutory Maternity Pay (first 6 weeks) 90% of average weekly earnings

Statutory Maternity Pay (Last 33 weeks) £140.98*

Statutory Paternity Pay - £140.98*

Statutory Adoption Pay (first 6 weeks) 90% of average weekly earnings

Statutory Maternity Pay (Last 33 weeks) £140.98*

Shared Parental Pay £140.98*

*or 90 of the average weekly earnings if lower


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