This month the Government confirmed the new benefit rates for 2009/10. Key increases are:

  • Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay and Statutory Paternity Pay will all increase to £123.06 from £117.18 on 5 April 2009 (note that calculations in relation to Maternity Allowance come into effect on 6 April); and
  • Statutory Sick Pay will increase to £79.15 from £75.40 on 6 April 2009