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Wenders
26th July 2010, 09:50
Hi,

I am contracting through Brookson using umbrella and can't find any information as to whether I am entitled to SMP, can anyone help?

:rolleyes:

Crumlin
26th July 2010, 13:02
I was through Parasol, it was standard government SMP. Give your brolly a ring, I'm sure you are.

Bugger all, but every little helps of course.


Hi,

I am contracting through Brookson using umbrella and can't find any information as to whether I am entitled to SMP, can anyone help?

:rolleyes:

northernladuk
26th July 2010, 13:32
Hi,

I am contracting through Brookson using umbrella and can't find any information as to whether I am entitled to SMP, can anyone help?

:rolleyes:

You are employed by the Umbrella company so should have these benefits yes. You didn't look very far for information about your question though. Tried google?

yadda yadda. Search for 'umbrella company maternity pay' you get about 18k hits.

MarillionFan
26th July 2010, 19:55
Also phone up them lovely IR people for a confidential chat.

Slightly different, but I was employeeing my other half when she fell pregnant. A quick confidential chat with the IR I soon discovered that SMP was based on a calculation of an eight week qualifying period that could be used to get a higher percentage of pay ,before falling back to standard rates.

A little jiggery pokery by increasing her salary for a number of months allowed us to max out.

Congratulations BTW.

Wenders
27th July 2010, 09:11
You are employed by the Umbrella company so should have these benefits yes. You didn't look very far for information about your question though. Tried google?

<snip>

Link 2 (http://www.umbrellacompany.tv/index.php/2009/03/benefits-of-an-umbrella-company/)

yadda yadda. Search for 'umbrella company maternity pay' you get about 18k hits.

Thanks, I actually did google it first as most even slightly intelligant people would but if you had bothered to read the articles properley it says not all umbrella companies are the same... Thanks tho!!

Thanks everyone else for the advice, I finally got a call back from Brookson and I am entitled to 6 weeks at 90% pay then 36 at 125 a week.

Gonzo
27th July 2010, 10:35
Thanks, I actually did google it first as most even slightly intelligant people would but if you had bothered to read the articles properley it says not all umbrella companies are the same... Thanks tho!!

Thanks everyone else for the advice, I finally got a call back from Brookson and I am entitled to 6 weeks at 90% pay then 36 at 125 a week.:eek:

A newbie, comes on here asking a question, thanks us for the responses and then comes back to give us an update!

Has this ever happened before?

Sorry Wenders, it looks like we are going to have to have you stuffed, not in the way you are already. :rolleyes:

ee61re
27th July 2010, 10:39
...I am entitled to 6 weeks at 90% pay ....

So hang on, is that 90% of your current contract dayrate, or what? Shirley not, otherwise the brolly would be out of pocket??

Or am I missing something here?

MarillionFan
27th July 2010, 12:20
So hang on, is that 90% of your current contract dayrate, or what? Shirley not, otherwise the brolly would be out of pocket??

Or am I missing something here?

Government pay up to 105% of it.

Wenders
28th July 2010, 10:42
Haaa do new people not normally reply then?! Maybe it's because they get someone saying have you goggled it.... :tongue

Yes the umbrella company have to cover 90% of you weekly earnings based on an average from an 8 week period... Was chuffed when I found out as have been trying to get a permanent job so I can start a family if I want to. I please I chose to go back to being under an umbrella company :banana:

Not sure about being stuffed in any sense of the word but thanks I feel special :yay:

Newby
28th July 2010, 14:26
:spel god help the child....

Wenders
28th July 2010, 15:05
Yes thank you, I have realised the errors of my ways.... Always read something before posting!:tantrum: