The government have announced the new pay rates for employees who are eligible to take time off from work.
Below, we’ll explain the new pay rates & who will benefit from them.
New Pay Rates For April 2021
The new pay rates proposed by the government will impact the following pay groups:
- Statutory Maternity
- Parental Bereavement
- Shared Parental
These groups will all see their rate of pay increase from £151.20 to £151.97 per week. The change will come into effect from April 2021.
Statutory Sick Pay will also be increasing from £95.85 to £96.35 per week.
It’s worth noting that the eligibility earnings for an employee to benefit from these payments will also likely rise.
Prepare For These Changes Now
Business owners will always need to prepare for rate changes like this as soon as possible.
In recent years increases to these rates have been higher, but coronavirus has clearly impacted the amount.
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