7th April 2009


 Issue No.  2009/08




This update is to remind you that from 6th April 2009, the revised rates for the following standard weekly allowances will be as follows:
  • Statutory Sick Pay increases from £75.40 to £79.15 per week
  • Statutory Maternity/Adoption/Paternity Pay increases from £117.18 to £123.06 per week
From 5th April 2009 employers who do not qualify for Small Employer's Relief (SER) can recover 92 per cent of the SMP/SAP/SPP paid to their employees.
Employers who do qualify for SER can recover 100 per cent of the SMP/SPP/SAP paid to their employees plus 4.5 per cent compensation.
For the 2009-2010 tax year a 'small employer' is an employer who paid (or was liable to pay) total gross Class 1 NICs of £45,000 or less in the individual employee's qualifying tax year. Unsurprisingly these have not been similarly increased and are the same thresholds as last year.





Employment Law
Health & Safety
Personnel Issues
Management Training



Making sense of it all

Sentient - Training

Sentient adj ...

"capable of perception"

"capable of independent thought"

For more information please contact us at info@sentientuk.co.uk or call UK 08456 446006

To access our archive of previous E-mail Updates please click here.   Click here for details of our services available on our website. 

The advice and comment in this update is not meant to be an authoritative statement of law. The articles and summaries should not be applied to any specific set of facts and circumstances without seeking further advice. Whilst every care is taken to ensure that the content is correct Sentient cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of statements made nor the result of any actions taken by individuals after reading such.

To unsubscribe to this information newsletter please click here and complete the unsubscribe form on our site.
Warning do not click this link unless you wish to be removed from this update newsletter.