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Maternity Allowance

No increase to rates of SMP, SAP, Maternity Allowance, SSP etc in April 2016

The amount the government pay in respect of statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory paternity pay (SPP), additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory shared parental pay (SSPP), maternity allowance (MA), and statutory sick pay (SSP) is normally increased in April of each year in line with the consumer prices index.  However, in September 2015 the index showed a fall of 0.1% over the previous year.  The government is therefore proposing that there will be no increase to the rates of these benefits and they will remain at their current level until  April 2017.  The current levels are as follows:-

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Jacqueline Penfold
Jacqueline Penfold