In a Written Ministerial Statement from the Department for Work and Pensions, the government has announced the following proposed increases to statutory benefit payments for from April 2017:
- The weekly rate of statutory sick pay (SSP) will be £89.35 (up from £88.45).
- The weekly rate of the following payments will be £140.98 (up from £139.58):
- Statutory maternity pay (SMP)
- Statutory paternity pay (SPP)
- Shared parental pay (ShPP)
- Statutory adoption pay (SAP)