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Maternity leave around the world

Having a baby changes everything! Having a baby also differs around the world in terms of maternity leave. So, how does our UK parental leave stack up against the rest of the world? UK Female employees can take up to 52 weeks of maternity leave and be paid for up to first 6 weeks of them. Usually, the first 6 weeks are paid at 90% of average weekly earnings before tax, and the remaining 33 weeks are paid at either £151.20 or 90% of the average weekly earnings, whichever is lower. They also offer shared parental leave, which allows eligible parents to divide up the time off between the two of them. Win Win! Also as an employee on statutory maternity leave...

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