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The cost of maternity leave: the 2012 XpertHR survey

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.

Key points

  • Almost half (45%) of employers in this XpertHR research give employees on maternity leave a rate of pay better than the statutory minimum.