Family Friendly Payments

Statutory rates for shared parental pay (ShPP)

Statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if lower.
From 1 April 19 £146.68
From 1 April 20 £151.20​

Statutory rates for maternity pay (SMP)

6 weeks at 90% of average weekly earnings. Then statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if lower.
From 1 April 19 £146.68
From 1 April 20 £151.20

Statutory adoption pay (SAP)

6 weeks at 90% of average weekly earnings. Then statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if lower.
From 1 April 19  £146.68
From 1 April 20 £151.20

Statutory rates for paternity pay (SPP)

Statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if lower.
From 1 April 19  £146.68
From 1 April 20 £151.20​

Pensions

3% minimum employer

5% minimum employee

8% Minimum total

Redundancy

Redundancy pay is based on your earnings before tax (called gross pay).

For each full year 

age 18 to 22 – half a week’s pay

age 22 to 40 – 1 week’s pay

age 41 and older – 1.5 weeks’ pay

If you turned 22 or 41 while working for your employer, the higher rates only apply for the full years you were over 22 or 41.

Tax is no paid on statutory redundancy pay.

the maximum weekly amount is £538 – 

From 2 years to a maximum of 20 years’ work 

Compensation

From 6 April 2020

Limit on a week’s pay for calculating redundancy and unfair dismissal basic award: £538

Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payment (30 weeks’ pay subject to the limit on week’s pay): £16,140

Minimum award for dismissal on TU, H&S, occupational pension scheme trustee, employee rep & on working time grounds only: £6,562

Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal: a year’s pay – capped at £88,519

Contract claims if in an employment tribunal: £25,000

National Insurance Lower Earnings Limit

£118 per week gross from 6 April 2019

£120 per week gross from 6 April 2020

Sick Pay

2019 £94.25 pw for 28 weeks subject to earnings

2020 £95.85 pw for 28 weeks subject to earnings

National Minimum Wage

Workers aged 25 and over (National Living Wage)

April 2019 £8.21 an hour

April 2020 £8.72 an hour

Workers aged 21–24

April 2019 £7.70 an hour

April 2020 £8.20 an hour

Development rates for workers aged 18–20

April 2019 £6.15 an hour

April 2020 £6.45 an hour

Young workers rate for workers aged 16–17

April 2019 £4.35 an hour

April 2020 £4.55 an hour

Apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in first year

April 2019 £3.90 an hour

April 2020 £4.15 an hour

Statutory Guarantee Scheme

£30 a day for 5 days in any 3-month period – 

if earnings are less than £30 a day – normal rate applies

A maximum of £150 can be claimed

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