Updated Statutory Pay Rates for 2019-2020
The new statutory pay rates, which come into force in April 2019, have been published. Here is a summary for you to keep abreast of the changes.
National Minimum Wage
From 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage increases to the following:-
National Living Wage (per hour) Age 25+ : £8.21
Standard Adult Rate (per hour) Age 21-24 : £7.70
Development Rate (per hour) Age 18-20 : £6.15
Young Workers Rate (per hour) Age 16-17 : £4.35
Apprentice Rate (per hour) : £3.90
Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay
From 7 April 2019 Statutory Maternity Pay is payable as follows:-
The first six weeks is paid at 90% of the employee's normal weekly earnings.
The remaining 33 weeks, at either £148.68 per week or at 90% of normal weekly earnings, whichever is lower.
Statutory Paternity Pay
From 7 April 2019 Statutory Paternity Pay is payable for up to two weeks at £148.68 per week or 90% of normal weekly earnings, whichever is lower.
Shared Parental Pay
From 7 April 2019 Statutory Shared Parental Pay is payable at either £148.68 per week or at 90% of normal weekly earnings, whichever is lower, for the maximum 39 weeks.
Statutory Sick Pay:
From 6 April 2019 Statutory Sick Pay is payable at £94.35 per week.