Statutory parental and SSP payments 2020

The weekly rates that will apply from 5 April 2020 to statutory maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption and statutory sick pay are as follows:



Weekly rate/limit from April 2020

Statutory maternity pay, maternity allowance, paternity pay, shared parental pay and adoption pay

£151.20 (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate)

Statutory sick pay (SSP


Earnings threshold (lower earnings limit)



To be entitled to these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to or more than the lower earnings limit. However, the lower earnings limit from April 2020 has not yet been published.