What are the current Maternity Pay and Leave rules?

So, we are going to talk here about Statutory Maternity benefits, however you can offer additional maternity benefits in your Contracts of employment, so please ensure that you have checked your documents.

Current (December 2020)  Statutory Maternity Benefits are :

• 26 week of Ordinary Maternity Leave and 26 weeks of Additional Maternity Leave (total of 52 weeks)

• Statutory Maternity Pay is paid for 39 weeks and is either 90% of average weekly earnings or £151.20 p.w.

Your employees are not obliged to take the entire Maternity Leave, but must take at least 2 weeks (4 weeks for factory workers).

Filled Under: Pay Posted on: 2nd November 2020

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