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07/10/2008 at 14:40

Has anyone else heard that the maternity leave entitlement has now went up from 9 months to 1 yr ?

I found this out 2day when i spoke to my boss re: my maternity leave.

Claire xx
07/10/2008 at 18:15

I've just had a look at this website, you can be off for 52 weeks but only get paid for 39 weeks!

13/10/2008 at 13:31
yes I've read the same up to 52 weeks off, first 6 weeks at 90% of your wages, upto week 39 on smp (if entitled) then 3 months unpaid.
14/10/2008 at 12:04
yeah i agree that's what i know to, entitled to 52 weeks only get paid for 39weeks, 6weeks at 90% of wages then then 39weeks at smp which is £118 abouts a week then the last 3 months unpaid that' why i have decided to have only the 39weeks off, hope this helps Clairlouise. xx
14/10/2008 at 12:07

Hey, thanx. I phoned citizens advice and they told me that same and that they maternity leave wont be going up until roughly 2010 so a few yrs yet.

I think 12 months is a long time off anyway esp on that kind of money so i am gonna take the 39 weeks then come back after that. x x

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