3.1.1 PLP - current rate

Introduction

PLP is a taxable payment, based on the rate of the NMW, for a maximum PPL period of 12 weeks and up to 30 flexible PPL days.

During the PPL period (1.1.P.200), PLP is payable for each week day (1.1.W.20) in the instalment period (1.1.I.80) at the daily NMW amount. Flexible PPL is payable for each day claimed (including weekends) at the daily NMW amount. The daily NMW amount is 7.6 times the hourly rate of the NMW.

At 1 July 2020 the current hourly NMW amount is $19.84.

The current daily NMW amount is $150.78 ($19.84 × 7.6, rounded).

The current weekly rate of PLP, derived from the daily NMW amount, is $753.90 ($150.78 × 5).

Where a person's PPL period (1.1.P.200) or flexible PPL day (1.1.F.70) includes 1 July (the day on which the new NMW order takes effect for PLP), the daily NMW amount is increased on 1 July if it is a week day or, where it is not a week day, from the next following week day.

Act reference: PPLAct section 65 The amount of an instalment, 11D Flexible PPL day and flexible PPL period

Policy reference: PPL Guide 4.3.1.30 Protection of instalment of PLP

Last reviewed: 21 September 2020