April 2022 statutory maternity, paternity and sick pay rates published
The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement pay and sick pay from April 2022.
The current weekly rate of statutory maternity pay is £151.97, or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate. The rate of statutory maternity pay is expected to rise to £156.66 from April 2022.
Also on 3 April 2022, the rates of statutory paternity pay, statutory shared parental pay and statutory adoption pay are expected to go up from £151.97 to £156.66 (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate).
The weekly rate of statutory parental bereavement pay, which is available to employees on parental bereavement leave, is also topped up from £151.97 to £156.66.
It is always good news for employers to have these rates publicised as it gives businesses the chance to plan ahead.