Maternity and adoption leave payments
The payments are made for a maximum of 26 weeks. They may be paid from
the eleventh week before the baby is due, but no later than the expected
week of childbirth or adoption. It is not a requirement that you work
up until the eleventh week. Payments are made monthly in arrears and are
only paid for complete weeks.
Payments are calculated weekly by
taking the performer’s net monthly pensionable earnings, multiplying by
12 and then dividing by 52 to get a weekly amount. There is no minimum
earnings requirement. The contractor will continue to receive the
contract sum so the amount normally paid to you can be paid to the locum
who will perform your UDAs.
Paternity leave payments
are made for two weeks and calculated according to the performer’s net
monthly pensionable earnings. There is no minimum earnings requirement.