Statutory Maternity Pay, Social Security (Maternity Allowance) and Social Security (Overlapping Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 come into force

Implementation date: 1 October 2006

The Regulations extend the period of statutory maternity pay to 39 weeks and apply to employees with an expected week of childbirth on or after 1 April 2007. The Regulations and the Work and Families Act (PDF format, 135K), which will bring these provisions into force can be viewed on the OPSI website.