Statutory rates as at April 2020

National minimum wage

£8.72 per hour for workers aged 25 and over

£8.20 per hour for workers aged 21–24 inclusive

£6.45 per hour for workers aged 18–20 inclusive

£4.55 per hour for workers aged under 18

£4.15 per hour for apprentices (those under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of apprenticeship)

National living wage£8.72 per hour for workers aged 25 and over
Paid annual leave5.6 weeks (28 days per annum for employees working a five-day week), pro rata for part-time employees. This includes the statutory bank holidays.

Statutory sick pay

To qualify, average earnings must be at least equal to the lower earnings level for NI purposes (currently £120 before tax per week).

£95.85 per week 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 £538 per week.

Maximum ‘number of weeks’ is 30.

These figures are accurate from April 2019 and are reviewed annually.

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/adoption pay90% of earnings for the first six weeks plus 33 weeks at £151.20 per week, or 90% of average weekly earnings if lower than this.
Statutory paternity paySPP is one or two consecutive weeks at £151.20 per week or 90% of average weekly earnings if lower than this.
Shared parental pay (ShPP)£151.20 per week or 90% of average weekly earnings if lower than this.
Parental leave18 weeks unpaid leave in respect of children under the age of 18