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9 Apr 2024

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ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment Providers

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

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Policy Details

Maternity Pay
While all employees are entitled to up to 52 weeks of maternity leave, regardless of length
of service, employees must meet eligibility criteria in order to receive maternity pay as
described below.
Statutory Maternity Pay
An employee will qualify for statutory maternity pay, payable for up to 39 weeks if:
• the employee has at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment with the Company
by the end of the 15th week before the Expected Week of Childbirth, and they are
still employed during that week;
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• the employee’s average weekly earnings during the eight weeks ending with the
end of the 15th week before the Expected Week of Childbirth are not less than the
lower earnings limit set by the Government;
• the employee has provided a MAT B1 form;
• the employee gives at least 28 days' notice (or, if that is not possible, as much
notice as possible) of their intention to take maternity leave; and
• the employee is still pregnant 11 weeks before the start of the Expected Week of
Childbirth or has already given birth,
The employee will cease to be eligible for statutory maternity pay when they return to
work.
The first 6 weeks statutory maternity pay are paid at 90% of the employee’s average
weekly earnings calculated over the eight weeks ending with the end of the 15th week
before the Expected Week of Childbirth. The remaining 33 weeks of statutory maternity
pay will be paid at either 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings calculated over
the eight weeks ending with the end of the 15th week before the Expected Week of
Childbirth or at a rate which is determined by the Government (the ‘Prescribed Rate’),
whichever is the lower. . Income tax, National Insurance and pension contributions are
deducted as appropriate. Should the employee choose to take their full maternity leave
entitlement, then the remaining 13 weeks’ maternity leave will be unpaid. An employee will qualify for enhanced company maternity pay if:
• the employee has at least 52 weeks’ continuous employment with the Company
by the end of the 15th week before the Expected Week of Childbirth, and they are
still employed during that week;
• the employee’s average weekly earnings during the eight weeks ending with the
end of the 15th week before the Expected Week of Childbirth are not less than
the lower earnings limit set by the Government;
• the employee has provided a MAT B1 form;
• the employee gives at least 28 days' notice (or, if that is not possible, as much
notice as possible) of their intention to take maternity leave; and
• the employee is still pregnant 11 weeks before the start of the Expected Week of
Childbirth or has already given birth,
Meeting these criteria entitles the employee to full basic salary for the first 18 weeks of
Ordinary Maternity Leave. Thereafter, the employee’s statutory maternity pay entitlement
(if any) shall apply. Income tax, National Insurance and pension contributions are
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deducted as appropriate. Company maternity pay is inclusive of an employee’s statutory
maternity pay entitlement.

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

As above

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

Return to Work Bonus If the employee returns to work following their maternity leave the Company may pay the employee a return to work bonus of the equivalent of 2 weeks’ basic salary. In order to be eligible for this bonus the employee must have taken at least 26 weeks of maternity leave and they must have been back to work for a full month. Therefore, if an employee is eligible and returns in January following 48 weeks of maternity leave they will receive an additional 2 weeks basic salary with their March pay.

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