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Maternity Pay: Self-employed

HM Treasury written question – answered on 20th April 2016.

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Photo of David Morris David Morris Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to introduce maternity pay for self-employed women; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government has continued to improve the support and flexibility of parental pay and leave, spending around £3 billion a year on maternity payments to support pregnant women and new mothers and to help them achieve a better balance between their work and home lives.

Self-employed mothers can receive Maternity Allowance. The standard rate of Maternity Allowance is the same as the standard rate of Statutory Maternity Pay.

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