SSP Rates

posted by admin on November 21, 2017.

Update – New SSP Rates

Now Effective


The government has published the new rates of statutory payments for employees who are on sick or family related leave,


All employers should ensure that those responsible for payroll in their organisation are aware of the new statutory rates and when they take effect so that employees are not inadvertently underpaid.



The new rates are set out in the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order  which the government has now published.

The Order confirms that 

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will increase from £87.55 per week to £89.35 per week.

  • The standard rate of Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) will increase from £138.18 to £140.98 per week.

The standard rates of Statutory Adoption and Ordinary and Additional paternity pay will increase from £138.18 to £140.98 per week.

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