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Employment Law Update (February 2010)

2010 Maternity, Paternity, Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Redundancy rates

The updated rates for various statutory payments, including sick pay, maternity pay and redundancy pay have recently been announced.

As a result of low inflation, the rate of Statutory Sick Pay will not increase, and the rate of statutory redundancy pay has been frozen since its increase last October.

The new National Minimum Wage rates which will apply from 1st October have not yet been announced but are expected to be announced in May.

Payment

Rate from 1 February 2010

Limit on a "week's pay" for calculating a redundancy payment

£380

Maximum statutory redundancy payment

£11,400

Maximum Compensatory Award for Unfair Dismissal

£65,300

Daily rate for guarantee payments

£21.20

Payment

Rate from April 2010

Statutory Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay

£124.88 (from Sunday 4 April)

Statutory Sick Pay

£79.15 (unchanged)

National Insurance Lower Earnings threshold

£97.00