The Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order 2014 has now been published which means that from the 6 April 2014 the following changes will come into force:
- Statutory sick pay will increase from £86.70 to £87.55 and
- Maternity pay, ordinary and additional paternity pay and adoption pay will increase from £136.78 to £138.18.
However, for the purpose of calculating maternity allowance, the rates will not come into force until 7th April 2014.
A full copy of the order can be accessed here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/147/contents/made
For further information, contact a member of the Employment team