Employment Law Cases

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)

£120 per week


To be entitled to these statutory payments, the employee’s average earnings must be equal to or more than the lower earnings limit.