Maternity Pay

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th April 2020.

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Photo of Anna McMorrin Anna McMorrin Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that pregnant women that have been furloughed and are receiving 80 per cent of their normal pay are not disadvantaged in qualifying for Statutory Maternity Pay because of a reduction in their earnings.

Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Opposition Chief Whip (Commons)

The Government is committed to making sure that all employees are supported at this time. We are currently considering how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme interacts with existing employment rights to family-related payments, including Statutory Maternity Pay, to ensure that the scheme works for parents.

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