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Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Maternity Pay is paid to pregnant women by their employer for up to 39 weeks and is subject to payment of National Insurance Contributions.

Statutory Maternity Pay is paid at 90% of average earnings for the first six weeks and the lesser of £136.78 per week or 90% of average earnings for the remaining 33 weeks. You must tell your employer at least four weeks before you intend to stop work.