Government Proposed no Increase in Family Friendly and SSP
Last month the Government announced its proposal for benefit and pensions rates for 2016/2017. This includes the statutory payments that employers are obliged to make for Sick Pay, Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay, Adoption Pay and Shared Parental Pay. The current levels are to be unchanged for this year. That is £88.45 per week for SSP and £139.58 per week for the other Statutory "family friendly" payments.
The lower earnings limit, which is the trigger for entitlement to these payments, will also be frozen at £112 per week.