Useful HR reference data

This page includes useful HR reference data on statutory rates of pay and employee legislation dates.

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Statutory rates of pay

Area of Pay Rate from April 2019
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)*
90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first 6 weeks then:
£148.68 per week
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)*
90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first 6 weeks then:
£148.68 per week
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)* £148.68 per week
Statutory Shared Parental Pay (SHPP)* £148.68 per week
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) £94.25 per week
National Minimum Wage (NMW)  –
£3.90 per hour
National Minimum Wage (NMW)  –
Under 18 years
£4.35 per hour
National Minimum Wage (NMW)  –
18  – 20 years
£6.15 per hour
National Minimum Wage (NMW)  –
21 – 24 year
£7.70 per hour
National Living Wage (NLW) –
25 years and older
£8.21 per hour

* Or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower.

** This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age or the National Living Wage if aged 25 or over.

A new rate will apply to the next pay reference period that begins on or after the date:

  • A rate increase begins.
  • An employee reaches a new age bracket.

For example: an employee paid on the 25th of each month will start to receive the new rate of minimum wage from 26 April onwards.

Some people may need to have adjustments made to their NMW if they live in accommodation which is linked to their employment or owned by their employer.


The information on this page is provided for guidance only and whilst it is provided in utmost good faith and has been based on the best information currently available, is to be relied upon at the user’s own risk. No representations or warranties are made with regards to its completeness or accuracy, and no liability will be accepted by Outsourcing HR for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance on the information.

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