There are new changes to statutory pay of which employers and potential employers need to be aware.
These changes have been announced by the Minister of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb, and are anticipated to come into effect from 9 April 2012.
Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Additional Paternity, Adoption Pay and Maternity Allowances will all rise from £128.73 to £135.45.
Statutory Sick Pay is also to increase from £81.60 to £85,85.
As with all such changes and increases, it is important to be aware of them so they can be implemented at the appropriate times, thereby avoiding potential discord with employees.