Maternity leave

I know this has been difficult time for new mums and I understand concerns for babies who have missed out on interaction with other babies due to Covid-19 restrictions.


The UK’s Maternity Leave offer is amongst the most generous in the world – up to 52 weeks of leave are available, 39 weeks of which are paid.  Under Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay, eligible parents receive 90 per cent of normal earnings for the first 6 weeks, followed by up to 33 weeks at the statutory flat rate (£151.20 per week). If a parent has been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the new regulations ensure that the amount of statutory maternity or adoption pay that new mothers and adopters receive over the first 6 weeks is calculated based on their normal wages, not their furloughed pay.