Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
Women expecting a baby on or after 6th April 2008 who satisfy the qualifying conditions are entitled to a maximum of 39 weeks SMP. These include having average weekly earnings of £112.00 (April 2016).
The weekly rate is:
- First 6 weeks of payment - 90% of employee’s average weekly earnings
Remaining weeks - Pay the lower of: 90% of average weekly earnings, or £140.98 from 2/4/17.
Employees- -Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace
Employers- -Maternity leave and pay