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University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research institutions with an annual turnover of £465 million, including £89 million for research. Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide, Liverpool is a member of the ...


9 Apr 2024

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Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

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University Maternity Pay Scheme

1 – 26 weeks (inclusive)
Full basic pay or 100% of average weekly pay, which is inclusive of the basic statutory entitlement (the lower of 90% of average weekly earnings or SMP at the standard rate - assuming eligibility criteria are met – see below)

27- 39 weeks (inclusive)

Statutory Maternity Pay (assuming eligibility criteria are met – see below)

40 - 52 weeks

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

Don’t think there is a minimum period.

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

In the event that a member of staff fails to return to work after a period of Maternity Leave, or returns to work but fails to continue in employment for at least 3 months, the University will normally require the member of staff concerned to repay the non-statutory element of the maternity pay received.

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