New statutory payment rates for 2022-23

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New rates for statutory payments in force from April 2022

Employers should be aware that from April 2022 a number of statutory payment rates increase for the 2022-23 financial year.

Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental and Adoption Pay

From 3 April 2022, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay all increase from £151.97 to £156.66 per week.

Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay

From 6 April 2022, Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay will be introduced in Northern Ireland. This will be at the same rate as the other statutory payments of £156.66 per week or 90% of average weekly earnings (whichever is lower).

Statutory Sick Pay

From 6 April 2022, Statutory Sick Pay will increase from £96.35 to £99.35.

Statutory Redundancy Payment

From 6 April 2022, the Statutory Redundancy Payment will be limited to £594 a week. The maximum Statutory Redundancy Payment payable will be £17,820.  

Employer National Insurance contributions

From 6 April 2022, employer National Insurance contributions will rise from 13.80% to 15.05%, as the Health and Social Care Levy comes into effect in the UK.

Rates and thresholds for employers 2022 to 2023.

First published 1 April 2022.