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Is my Maternity Pay correct?

Is my Maternity Pay correct?

I don’t think my maternity pay is correct as I was expecting 90% of my salary as pay. Please can you check the calculation?

Maternity pay is usually paid in full weeks which means your maternity pay will not equal 90% of your full salary the same way as when you were paid monthly.

You will still be paid 90% of your qualifying earnings for the first 6 weeks of maternity pay and then 33 weeks at the lower weekly rate but this will depend upon how many weeks are paid in each month from the start of your leave date. You could be paid anywhere between 1-5 weeks in any given month.

Further Reading

If you would like more general information, the gov.uk website has a dedicated section on maternity pay.

What should I do next?

Please contact Sara Morais if you would like to explore how our dedicated Payroll Team can help you with your specific questions about Maternity Pay.


Published 14 October 2020 
Last Updated 14 October 2020 

14 October 2020 
First published.

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