work full time but only contracted for part time - will this affect my maternity pay?

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flowerytaleofNewYork Thu 03-Jan-13 14:31:44

If they pay anything over and above statutory then they set the terms for that and you'll need to check their policy. SMP is calculated on average earnings.

AlphaBeta2012 Thu 03-Jan-13 10:56:25

Perfect - thanks!

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Thu 03-Jan-13 10:40:58

www.maternityaction.org.uk/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/commonmaternitypayquestions.pdf - this leaflet says:

What is Statutory Maternity Pay?
SMP is paid for 39 weeks. SMP is paid at two
rates: for the first six weeks you get 90% of
your average pay. *The average is calculated
from the pay you actually received in the eight
weeks or two months up to the last pay day
before the end of the qualifying week*. After
that you get a flat rate of £135.45 per week
(April 2012 – April 2013) for 33 weeks or 90%
of your average earnings if that is less

AlphaBeta2012 Thu 03-Jan-13 10:37:21

Thanks dishwasher I am hoping that is the case. DH work situation has drastically changed since we discovered pregnancy and I am really worried about money!

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Thu 03-Jan-13 10:34:06

https://www.gov.uk/statutory-maternity-pay/overview - has a maternity pay calculator to work out how much you will get

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Thu 03-Jan-13 10:31:57

I am sure they base maternity pay in the actual wages you got paid rather than what's in your contract

AlphaBeta2012 Thu 03-Jan-13 10:30:23

hi I am 20 weeks pregnant and work for a company where i was originally contracted to 30 hrs a week, but have been working full time since June. I go on maternity leave in May. The director (who also happens to be my brother) thinks I will only be paid maternity pay on my contracted hours but i thought it was based on your last 3 mths prior to mat leave? Can anyone advise?

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