• 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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