Increases to the rates of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay announced

The Government has announced its annual increases to the rates of statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, additional paternity, shared parental leave and sick pay.

Employers should be aware of the following increases:

In relation to additional paternity leave and pay, this will only be available in respect of babies whose expected week of childbirth is before 5 April 2015, or for children who are placed for adoption before that date.

Kayleigh Leonie