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Employment: Increase in Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Pay rates

March 2009

The rate of Statutory Sick Pay for qualifying periods of sickness absence commencing on or after 6 April 2009 is £79.15 per week (£15.83 per day for employees with five qualifying days per week).

For payment weeks starting on or after 5 April 2009 the lower rate of Statutory Maternity Pay, which applies after the first 6 weeks of maternity leave, increases to £123.06 (or 90% of the employees average weekly earnings, if less than £123.06).

Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay will also paid at the lower of £123.06 per week or 90% of the employees average weekly earnings.

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