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Please note that the information here must always be checked for accuracy and you should not rely on this solely for your Employment Law information. This information is correct as of April 2020.


As normal in April of each year the basic rates of maternity allowance and statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory paternity pay (SPP) and statutory adoption pay (SAP) all increased to £151.20.


The rate of statutory sick pay (SPP) also increased from to £95.85.


Increased limits on employment tribunal awards came into force on 6 April:

the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal rose to £88,519. The maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payments will be £16140 (20 weeks' pay subject to the limits on a week's pay).


The limit on a 'week’s pay'  rose to £538.


The National Living Wage rates will increase: the standard adult rate (25 years+) to £8.72 per hour and for (21-24) it will be £8.20 per hour. The development rate for those aged 18-20 increases to £6.45, the young workers rate for those aged 16-17 will be £4.55, and the apprentice rate is £4.15.


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