April 3: Maternity, paternity and adoption pay are increased

The standard rates of statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay increase from £124.88 to £128.73 per week from 3 April 2011. 

  • Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay The XpertHR statutory rates section has details of the current and future statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay rates. 

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How to manage statutory maternity pay The XpertHR "how to" section explains how to establish whether or not an employee is eligible for statutory maternity pay and the steps to take if she is eligible. 

Model documents: maternity rights, paternity rights and adoption rights The XpertHR policies and documents section has model contract clauses, policies, forms and letters on maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay. 

Pay for employees not at work: the basics The XpertHR employment law manual has guidance on statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay. 

Maternity leave and pay The XpertHR Liveflo service includes a workflow for employers to use when an employee announces that she is pregnant.