New April Rates

New April Rates

The Up-rating legislation is due to come into operation in NI on various dates in April (notably 2nd and 6th) for SSP, SMP etc.

No. 56 The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2017

This Order, one of a series of statutory rules relating to the annual up-rating of social security benefits provides for the rates of certain social security benefits, pensions and allowances from various dates in early April 2017. Thus the most common rates in an employment context increase, for example – Statutory Sick Pay will be £89.35 from 6/4/17.

Statutory Maternity Pay will be £140.98 from 2/4/17. Statutory Paternity Pay, Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay will all be £140.98 from 2/4/17. Other rates can be found in the main body of the Order by following the link below.


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