An employer's guide to maternity pay

By: Hayley Orchard

When you need to know how to deal with maternity pay, call Employers Direct.

Our legal experts tell you everything you need to know about maternity pay, and our helpline gives free advice to employers only.

No confusion, no jargon, and no charge…

Just clear, straightforward advice to help your business.

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Understand statutory maternity pay in 2019

As an employer, you need to understand the law around statutory maternity pay (SMP)…

But if you don’t follow HM Revenue’s maternity pay rules and regulations?

You could find yourself in breach of UK employment law—or forced to make a significant payout in a tribunal.

It’s not a risk you can take.

Get instant answers to your maternity pay questions

88.7% of people calling about SMP in the UK ask us one of these questions:

  • When do I have to pay maternity leave?
  • How much is statutory maternity pay in the UK?
  • How do I claim maternity pay from the government?

We give you answers in an instant.

Supporting 28,517 businesses across the UK

Our advisers have expert knowledge about SMP across the whole of UK. That’s why 28,517 UK small business owners trust Employers Direct to help them succeed.

Whether you want to know about maternity pay in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland—Employers Direct has got you covered.

Get your free expert advice on maternity pay and call Employers Direct today on 0800 144 4050