If incorporated into staff contracts, the Burgundy and Green Book schemes affect maternity pay and leave entitlements. Burgundy and Green Book Schemes
The standard rate of Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) and Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) is £139.58 from 6 April 2015. It remains at this level from April 2016.
All pregnant employees are entitled to take up to 52 weeks maternity leave, irrespective of their length of service. Maternity Leave
Statutory maternity pay (SMP) is payable to eligible employees for up to 39 weeks during maternity leave. Statutory Maternity Pay
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