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Hollie089 Tue 19-Apr-16 16:54:08

Hi, I started maternity leave in January and had baby in February, I'm receiving SMP only from my employer. I worked for an agency (employed/paid by an umbrella company) from November to end of April 2015, never resigned, never had a p45 and as such they have just send me a P60 for 2015/16. So my question is this, as I was employed albeit not actually working in the 15th week before my due date am I still able to do some work with this agency aslong as I continue to be paid via the same umbrella company without it affecting SMP. I realise this is an unusual circumstance! Any advice would be much appreciated. X

IceMaiden73 Tue 19-Apr-16 18:21:21

I'm not sure I understand, but if you are claiming SMP through your employer, you can only do 10 KIT days

dementedpixie Tue 19-Apr-16 18:25:06

Unless you are self employed. I think you can then do other work.

LIZS Tue 19-Apr-16 18:28:31

I thought your ml and therefore Smp stopped if you did more than kit days.

dementedpixie Tue 19-Apr-16 18:38:16

www.workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/what-work-can-you-do-during-maternity-leave-2/ - says you can work on a self employed basis without affecting maternity pay

dementedpixie Tue 19-Apr-16 18:40:23

But you probably be counted as employed rather than self employed so can just do the 10 KIT days

Hollie089 Tue 19-Apr-16 18:49:34

This is what it says on the .gov guidelines, I'm just unsure whether it counts as 'employed' if I didn't actually undertake a shift in the qualifying week.

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