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Statutory maternity pay question - not complicated!

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philbee Sun 07-Oct-12 18:29:15

I've been looking at my work's policy, and trying to work out what we can expect in the way of pay while I'm on leave (haven't told them yet). Can someone tell me whether everyone gets the same statutory maternity pay flat rate (think it's about £137 a week) or if it's pro rated according to how much you work?

When I worked full time I got the full rate, and according to what I can gather from directgov, HMRC etc. now I work two days a week I'll still get the full rate. Is that right? If so it would be significantly less of a blow than it was the first time round, going from full time to smp!

SamSmalaidh Sun 07-Oct-12 18:31:23

You get SMP or 90% of your earnings - whichever is less.

philbee Sun 07-Oct-12 18:35:47

SMP is less, marginally. So I'd get the full rate, then?

nextphase Sun 07-Oct-12 19:37:23

Yes, its done on weekly income, not hours.

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