Summary of increase in statutory pay rates

01 April 2022

From 3 April, statutory pay rate increases will start coming into effect. The table below shows the new rates and when they are applicable from: 

 

 

New weekly rate

Date applicable from

Statutory sick pay

99.35

6 April 2022

Statutory maternity pay (SMP)

156.66

3 April 2022

Statutory adoption pay (SAP)

156.66

3 April 2022

Statutory paternity pay (SPP)

156.66

3 April 2022

Statutory shared parental pay (ShPP)

156.66

3 April 2022

Statutory parental bereavement pay (SPBP)

156.66

3 April 2022

SMP/SAP/SPP/ShPP/SPBP are paid at 90% of average weekly earnings or the rate above for the first six weeks. For the remaining weeks taken as leave, the statutory rate is paid, or 90% of the average weekly earnings, whichever is lower.
The lower earnings limit from 6 April 2022 will be increased to £533 a month or £123 a week. Employees will qualify for statutory payments if their average pay in the relevant period was above this amount.


 


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