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24th August 2004, 12:39
Hi all,

Im a contractor and recently discovered my girlfriend is up the duff. Im having a few thousand issues as you can imagine. But one of the main ones is. Am i entitled to maternity leave as a contractor??. I know the department of employment has changed the laws on this in the past few years, however, even though searching through the reams of information available i am still unable to find a definitive answer.

Is anyone able to help??? Oh and if it makes a difference im currently being paid via an umbrella company (only cause im low level support and don't earn enough cash to do otherwise!!).

Thanks for any advice in advance.:)

24th August 2004, 14:29
Am I entitled to maternity leave as a contractor?

If YOU are pregnant, perhaps.

If YOU are not pregnant: NO



24th August 2004, 16:27
Youshould be able to claim SPP (Statutary Paternity Pay) it's not much.

www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/cbr-smp/sum_spp_birth.htm (http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/cbr-smp/sum_spp_birth.htm)

speak to the Brollie they shold know more


27th August 2004, 13:20
Civil Penalties for Statutory Sick and Maternity Pay

Employers’ failures to meet their obligations under Statutory Sick and
Maternity Pay schemes are dealt with by a series of minor criminal offences.
This is out of step with the compliance regimes that exist for tax, NICs,
tax credits and the Statutory Paternity and Adoption Pay schemes. This Bill
introduces a better and more proportionate response to employers who attempt
to avoid their obligations by introducing a civil penalty system for the
non-compliant which is identical to that introduced in the Employment Act
2002 for Statutory Paternity and Adoption Pay.

www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/...tb71.htm#8 (http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/bulletins/tb71.htm#8)

27th August 2004, 14:08
Rob - think that link should be

www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/...tb71.htm#2 (http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/bulletins/tb71.htm#2)

then look under Civil Penalties for Statutory Sick and Maternity Pay

27th August 2004, 18:08
If YOU are pregnant, perhaps.

If YOU are not pregnant: NO



Actually tim it doesn't - do you get some sort of allowance for suffering from PMT :lol

29th August 2004, 14:11
why not. I answered the guy's question.

He (presumably) isn't pregnant, so I told him that he can't get maternity pay, which is what he asked,