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AUTHOR: Charlotte Wolff
Almost half of employers enhance maternity pay to above
the statutory minimum, according to our latest research, which also finds that
the average annual bill for maternity leave per organisation, including the
cost of replacements, is around £125,000.
On this page:Frequency and duration of
maternity leaveChart 1: Average amount of maternity
leave taken during 2011Box 1: Statutory maternity pay
and benefits - a summaryEnhanced maternity payBox 2: Case study - generous benefits for mothersAdditional benefitsRecruitment
costsTable 1: Costs of maternity leave during
leave costs by sectorTable 2: Average maternity leave
costs, by sector during 2011Covering maternity
leaveChanges made to cover arrangementsExamples of cost reductionsOur
researchTable 3a: Examples of enhanced maternity pay
- manufacturing and productionTable 3b: Examples of
enhanced maternity pay - private-sector servicesTable
3c: Examples of enhanced maternity pay - public sectorAdditional resources on XpertHR.
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