The government has recently announced that rates for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay and maternity allowance will increase to £151.20 per week. Any employee that earns less than this will continue to receive 90% of their average weekly earnings. 

These rates usually take effect on the first Sunday of April, which this year is 5 April.

Also, from 6 April, the statutory sick pay rate will increase to £95.85 per week.