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Letter explaining the right to statutory maternity pay

Authors: Lynda Macdonald and Claire Birkinshaw

When to use this model maternity letter

Use this model letter to notify an employee of their entitlement to statutory maternity pay.

Note: The usual rules for calculating normal weekly pay for the purpose of determining entitlement to, and the rate of, statutory maternity pay are adjusted for employees who are furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. See Family-related statutory payments and furlough leave in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.