The rate of statutory maternity pay is expected to rise to £151.20 from April 2020. Statutory Maternity Leave Eligible employees can take up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave. You can work out your maternity pay and leave online. This includes your right to: Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details. Your employment rights are protected while on Statutory Maternity Leave. You can change your cookie settings at any time. When you take time off to have a baby you might be eligible for: There are rules on when and how to claim your paid leave and if you want to change your dates. We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, National restrictions in England from 5 November, Holidays, time off, sick leave, maternity and paternity leave, Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support, Transparency and freedom of information releases. You can work out your maternity pay and leave online. You’ve accepted all cookies. To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. You may also be eligible to get Shared Parental Leave and Pay. The increase normally occurs on the first Sunday in April, which in 2020 is 5 April.

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