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Which employees are entitled to receive maternity pay?

To be entitled to statutory maternity pay an employee must have::

  • Worked for you continuously (full or part-time), for at least 26 weeks up to 15 weeks before the baby's due.
  • Average earnings at least equal to the lower earnings limit for National Insurance Contributions.
  • Given the notice of when they would like maternity payments to start.

For the latest information on statutory maternity pay, take a look at the GOV UK website.

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