Statutory employment payments 2023-2024
Employers must ensure they are paying the correct rates for statutory employment payments, and take action to review and update policies and documents to reflect changes in the prevailing rates.
Statutory sick pay (SSP)
From April 2022, statutory sick pay is set at £99.35 per week.
From 2 April 2023, SSP is £109.40 per week.
The weekly earnings threshold that employees must earn to be eligible is £123 per week.
Statutory family-related pay
From April 2022, family-related statutory weekly pay is set as follows:
|Statutory payment||Rate 2022-2023|
|Statutory Maternity Pay||£156.66|
|Statutory Paternity Pay||£156.66|
|Statutory Shared Parental Pay||£156.66|
|Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay||£156.66|
|Statutory Adoption Pay||£156.66|
From 2 April 2023, family-related statutory weekly pay is as follows:
|Statutory payment||Rate 2023-2024|
|Statutory Maternity Pay||£172.48 per week|
|Statutory Paternity Pay||£172.48 per week|
|Statutory Shared Parental Pay||£172.48 per week|
|Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay||£172.48 per week|
|Statutory Adoption Pay||£172.48 per week|
Again, the weekly earnings threshold that employees must earn to be eligible will remain at £123 per week.
Statutory redundancy pay
The statutory redundancy pay limit is £571 per week from 6 April 2022. Employers that dismiss employees for redundancy must pay those with two years’ service an amount based on the employee’s weekly pay, length of service and age, subject to the maximum amount of £571 per week.
This level is expected to be increased from April 2023, with the new level to be set within the draft Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2023.
National minimum wage increases
From 1st April 2023, minimum wage levels will be:
- £9.50 to £10.42 for workers aged 23 and over (the national living wage)
- £9.18 to £10.18 for workers aged 21 or 22
- £6.83 to £7.49 for workers aged 18 to 20
- £4.81 to £5.28 for workers aged under 18 who are no longer of compulsory school age
- £4.81 to £5.28 for apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of the apprenticeship
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