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2021/2022 National Minimum Wage and Statutory Pay Rates

The new rates Statutory Rates for 2021/22 are listed below. One important change this year is with regards to the age thresholds for the National Minimum Wage.  e.g. The highest rate now applies to employees age 23 and over rather than age 25 and over as previously.  Please ensure you have your employees on the correct rate for their age.

National Minimum Wage from 1st April 2021 (note changes to age range thresholds)

Category of worker Hourly rate
Aged 23 and above (national living wage) £8.91
Aged 21 to 22 inclusive £8.36
Aged 18 to 20 inclusive £6.56
Aged 16 to 17 inclusive £4.62
Apprentices under 19 or aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship. £4.30

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from 6th April 2021 Weekly rate of £96.35 The same weekly SSP rate applies to all employees. However, the amount you must actually pay an employee for each day they’re off work due to illness (the daily rate) depends on the number of ‘qualifying days’ they work each week. You can use the SSP calculator on www.gov.uk to work out your employee’s sick pay. Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Parental Bereavement Pay from 4th April 2021

Type of payment 2021 to 2022 rate
Statutory Maternity Pay ( SMP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) weekly rate for first 6 weeks 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings
Statutory Maternity Pay ( SMP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) weekly rate for remaining weeks £151.97 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) – weekly rate £151.97 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower
Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (SPBP) – weekly rate £151.97 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower
Proportion of the above payments you can claim back from HMRC 92% if your total Class 1 National Insurance (both employee and employer contributions) is above £45,000 for the previous tax year   103% if your total Class 1 National Insurance for the previous tax year is £45,000 or lower

Use the calculator at www.gov.uk to calculate your employee’s Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), paternity pay, adoption pay, relevant employment period, average weekly earnings and leave period.      

And finally………

Weekly pay for the calculation of Statutory Redundancy Pay (SRP) is capped at £538 and the maximum statutory redundancy payable is £16,140 

Please get in touch if you have questions.

 

Sarah Goddard
Phone: (01229) 480676

Mobile (07715) 822216

Email: sarah.goddard@turnstonehr.com

Chrissy Tait
Phone: (01229) 821270

Mobile (07725) 735581

Email: chrissy.tait@turnstonehr.com

 

 

 

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