2018 Statutory Pay Rates for Maternity, Paternity, Shared Leave, Adoption and Sickness Confirmed

2018 Statutory Pay Rates for Maternity, Paternity, Shared Leave, Adoption and Sickness Confirmed


  • Date: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Statutory maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and statutory adoption pay (from the seventh week onwards) will increase from £140.98 to £145.18 on 1st April 2018.

Also with effect from 1st April 2018 the National Minimum Wage will rise to the following levels:

Workers aged 25 and over increases from £7.50 to £7.83 (National Living Wage)

Workers aged 21 to 24 increases from £7.05 to £7.38

Workers aged 18 to 21 increases from £5.60 to £5.90

Workers aged 16 or 17 increases from £4.05 to £4.20

Statutory sick pay will increase from £89.35 to £92.05 per week.  The effective date for this change is expected to be the 6th April 2018.

Source: Gavin Parrott, SSG


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