M2T · 11/11/2003 12:27
If you work you will be entitled to 6 wks of SMP which is 90% of your pay. Then a further 18wks at £100 per week. That is the basic, but your employer might pay out more depending on length of time with the company.
You will also get a tax rebate back dated to the 1 April 2004. SO any tax you pay after 1 April 2004 before you go on Mat leave will be paid back to you.
madgirl · 13/11/2003 14:04
have a look at this jems
Mog · 13/11/2003 15:46
Wondered though if companies legally had to do this as when you are on unpaid leave you lose certain contractual benefits so this might include having to work for them (even if only for one week) before you are pregnant again. The regs say you have to be with the employer 26 weeks before the 15th week of confinement i.e. one week before pregnancy starts!
happyspider · 13/11/2003 23:12
M2T, you say:
"You will also get a tax rebate back dated to the 1 April 2004. SO any tax you pay after 1 April 2004 before you go on Mat leave will be paid back to you."
Is this also valid for the year 2003? I started my maternity leave in June 2003, does this mean I can do a tax rebate too for all the tax I have paid from april 2003?
sis · 14/11/2003 10:15
Happyspider, I am not a tax expert but will try to explain. You will be taxed on the basis of your likely annual income and if anything happpens part way through the tax year which affects your annual income you may have to pay more tax (eg if you get a big pay rise) or get a rebate (eg if your earnings are considerably less than estimated at the start of the tax year. You basically need to find out if the tax code for the year had taken into account that your earnings would be reduced because you would be going on maternity leave - if it wasn't, then you may be entitled to a tax rebate. HTH
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