Maternity Leave and Workplace Pensions

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During paid leave, you and your employee carry on making pension contributions.

Maternity and other parental leave

You and your employee will continue to make pension contributions if they are getting paid during maternity leave.

If they are not getting paid, you as the employer will still have to make pension contributions in the first 26 weeks of their leave (‘Ordinary Maternity Leave’). You have to carry on making contributions afterwards if it’s in their contract.  Check your workplace maternity policy.

More details can be found here

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Eligibility for Statutory Maternity Leave and Pay

http://bestequities.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Maternity-Pay.jpgThe Government Website has very clear information to guide you through this process. Just follow the underlined links below for more details.

Statutory Maternity Leave

You qualify for Statutory Maternity Leave if:

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been with your employer, how many hours you work or how much you get paid.

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

To qualify for SMP you must:

  • earn on average at least £112 a week
  • give the correct notice
  • give proof you’re pregnant
  • have worked for your employer continuously for at least 26 weeks up to the ‘qualifying week’ – the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth

Work out your qualifying week using the maternity pay calculator.

To download a PDF of the document, click here