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Statutory rates

Here are the key facts and figures. For additional rates please see the CIPD Statutory Rates page.

Type of PaymentAmount from April 2020Amount from April 2019
Limit on a week’s pay£538£525
Statutory Maternity Pay£151.20£148.68
Maternity Allowance£151.20£148.68
Statutory Paternity Pay£151.20£148.68
Statutory Adoption Pay£151.20£148.68
Statutory Shared Parental Leave Pay£151.20£148.68
Statutory Sick Pay£95.85£94.25
Maximum Compensatory Award£88,519£86,444
Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payment£16,140 (30 weeks’ pay subject to the limit on a week’s pay)£15,750 (30 weeks’ pay subject to the limit on a week’s pay)
Living Wage (Living Wage Foundation)*  
National Living Wage  
Workers aged 25+£8.72£8.21
National Minimum Wage **  
Workers aged 21+£8.20£7.70
Workers aged 18-20£6.45£6.15
Workers aged 16-17£4.55£4.35

*National Living Wage Foundation rates are payable from November each year. Councils who have signed up formally to pay these rates have until May of the following year to implement the new rates.

**Rates increases moved from October to April on 1 April from 2017.

***This rate is for apprentices under 19 or those in the first year of level 2 or 3 apprenticeships. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.

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