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Department for Work and pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the UK’s largest government department and is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. It administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits, serving around 20 million customers.


9 Apr 2024

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Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

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YPu get 52 weeks of ordinary maternity leave which is made up if 26 week ordinary maternity leave paid at your normal rate of pay, 13 weeks of SMP of that 6 weeks at 90% of your normal wage, the last 13 weeks are paid at SMP rates and then 13 weeks of nothing

How long do you have to work at the company to qualify?

12 months

If you decide to cease employment whilst on leave what is the clawback policy?

You repay any departmental maternity pay less any SMP you have been paid

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