A reminder that increases to rates of statutory pay will take effect from April 2018:

  • statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental pay and maternity allowance to increase from £140.98 to £145.18 per week from 1 April 2018
  • statutory sick pay to increase from £89.35 to £92.05 per week from 6 April 2018.

The national minimum wage hourly rates also increase from 1 April 2018:

  • Apprentices: £3.70 (currently £3.50)
  • 16-17 year olds: £4.20 (currently £4.05)
  • 18-20 year olds: £5.90 (currently £5.60)
  • 21-24 year olds: £7.38 (currently £7.05)
  • 25 years plus (national living wage): £7.83 (currently £7.50)