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SMP ....Extension ?

(6 Posts)
Boop33 Sat 06-Oct-12 09:30:38

Just wondering if anyone knows anything about new legislation regarding SMP. I've just started mat leave and one of my colleagues said that you are now able to apply for an extension of SMP if you decide not to return to work after 9 months ( i am a teacher and hope to take the full 52 weeks) i.e you can claim SMP for final 3 months of mat leave if you decide to take the full term .



vodkaanddietirnbru Sat 06-Oct-12 09:39:00

maternity pay hasnt been extended to 52 weeks yet so wont be an option for you

Sassee Sat 06-Oct-12 10:08:38

New legislation? Is it going to be extended?

ZuleikaD Sat 06-Oct-12 10:10:20

It was in the pipeline but was postponed indefinitely in 2009.

vodkaanddietirnbru Sat 06-Oct-12 10:12:49

from online:

April – Extension of Statutory Maternity Pay - postponed indefinitely

In 2009 the government announced it would not go ahead with the planned extension of statutory maternity pay from 39 to 52 weeks. It had been planned to implement this policy by April 2010 but this has been postponed indefinitely.

Boop33 Sat 06-Oct-12 12:44:06

ok thanks ......shame :-( x

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