The annual increase of certain benefits in England, Wales and Scotland is due to take effect from early next month. Benefits generally rise in line with inflation. This year, the key changes are:
- statutory sick pay will increase from £92.05 to £94.25 per week on 6 April
- statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay will increase from £145.18 to £146.58 per week on 7 April.