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.

In 2022-23 the first six weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) remain the same, at 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (AWE).  The statutory weekly rate for all weeks after this will be the lower of 90% of AWE or £156.66 (from April 2022).

If you an issue with or a query about a payment, you should contact the HMRC statutory payment dispute team.  Details of how to do so can be accessed at the link below.    

Last updated: 02 April 2022