The annual increase in respect of the above payments is due to come into effect:
a) From 1 April 2018 statutory maternity/paternity/adoption and shared parental pay will be increased from £140.98 to £145.18. Maternity allowance increases to the same rate on 9 April 2018.
b) From 6 April 2018 the weekly rate of statutory sick pay will increase from £89.35 to £92.05.
These figures have been increased in line with the consumer prices index.