Statutory pay rates

The following are the statutory pay rates effective from April 2021.

National minimum wage (NMW)£8.91 p/h for workers aged 23 and over
£8.36 p/h for workers aged 21–22 inclusive
£6.56 p/h for workers aged 18–20 inclusive
£4.62 p/h for workers aged under 18
£4.30 p/h for apprentices (those under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of apprenticeship)
Paid annual leave5.6 weeks (28 days p/a for employees working a 5-day week), pro rata for part-time employees. This includes statutory bank holidays.
Statutory sick pay (SSP)
To qualify, average earnings must be at least equal to the lower earnings level for NI purposes (currently £120 before tax p/w).
£96.35 p/w for up to 28 weeks

COVID-19 – from 13 March 2020, if an employee is off sick with COVID-19 or self-isolating, SSP is paid from the first ‘qualifying day’ they are off work.
Redundancy pay
Subject to a maximum of £544 p/w. Maximum number of weeks is 30.
1.5 weeks for every completed year of employment at or above the age of 41
1 week’s pay for every completed year of employment in which the employee is aged 22–40
0.5 week’s pay for every completed year of employment in which the employee is aged 21 or under
Statutory maternity (SMP) /
Statutory adoption pay (SAP)
90% of earnings for the first 6 weeks plus 33 weeks at £151.97 p/w or 90% of average weekly earnings if lower than this
Statutory paternity pay (SPP)SPP is one or two consecutive weeks at £151.97 p/w or 90% of average weekly earnings if lower than this
Shared parental pay (ShPP)£151.97 p/w or 90% of average weekly earnings if lower than this
Parental leave18 weeks unpaid leave in respect of children under the age of 18