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An employee can begin maternity leave 11 weeks prior to the birth (unless the baby is born early) and all employees must take at least 2 weeks after the birth.

Businesses that operate a company maternity scheme may be able to offer more than the statutory amounts of both leave and pay, however, these policies must be clear.

SMP for eligible employees can be paid for up to 39 weeks and is normally broken down as the first 6 weeks at 90% of their average weekly earnings followed by 33 weeks at £156.6 or 90% of their weekly earnings (whichever is lower).

Some employment types like agency workers, directors and educational workers have different rules for entitlement so you need to ensure you know the rules.

If you employ or manage staff and you need to understand maternity leave and maternity pay, speak to Employer Advice for bespoke advice on how to handle the situation, tailored to business owners and employers.

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Employer Advice

Employer Advice are trusted and award-winning UK employment law specialists. We provide thousands of business owners and directors like you with ACAS code-based advice on maternity pay and a range of HR issues.

We understand the challenges of staying compliant in an ever-changing employment law landscape when you are employing or managing staff. We can assist with all issues, whether simple or complicated and help you avoid costly tribunals.

Call today on 0800 470 0613 or via email and get in touch with our dedicated team.



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