New government statutory rates from April 2021
The government has published the weekly rates that will apply from April 2021 to statutory maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption, and bereavement pay as well as statutory sick pay (SSP) which are as follows:
|Weekly rate/limit from April 2021|
|Statutory maternity pay, maternity allowance, paternity pay, shared parental pay, and adoption pay||£151.97 (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate)|
|Statutory parental bereavement pay||£151.97|
|Statutory sick pay (SSP)||£96.35|
To be entitled to these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to or more than the lower earnings limit. This has not yet been confirmed for 2021.