Businesses ‘still failing to address maternity pay penalties’

___   Pay parity approaching for women in their 20s, new figures suggest, but gap remains significant after childbirth Female employees in their twenties have seen a significant narrowing of the gender pay gap over the past two generations and are now paid 5 per cent less than men, according to a new report from… Continue reading

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Statutory maternity pay and sick pay frozen for 2016/17

Statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay rates will not rise in 2016. The Government has proposed no annual increase in various statutory rates, including maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay. The current weekly rate of statutory maternity pay and other parental payments is £139.58, or 90% of the employee’s average… Continue reading

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