Ed Miliband Calls for 12-Week Paternity Leave

The current paternity and maternity leave system encourages a “men at work, women at home” culture according the Shadow Business Secretary Ed Miliband.  Men are entitled to receive two weeks’ paid paternity leave at a flat rate of £150 a week, which he proposes should be increased to 12 weeks. Writing in his latest book, […]

What maternity / paternity rights might I have?

Maternity and paternity for self-employed people Unfortunately self-employed people are not entitled to statutory maternity or paternity pay as these would require your income to be paid via PAYE, and you would have needed to work for company for at least 26 weeks at the 15 th week before the baby is due. However, there […]

What maternity and paternity rights might I have?

Maternity for agency workers As an agency worker you may be able to get statutory maternity, paternity or parental pay, but you cannot get statutory maternity, paternity or parental leave. Under the Agency Workers Regulations, agency workers are entitled to the same basic conditions of employment as permanent employees after 12 weeks’ continuous weeks with the […]