• Police officers are excluded from some of the statutory rights (adoption leave and paternity leave). All aspects apply to police staff as employees. Individual force policies may make certain provisions for police officers with regard to the excluded aspects.

  • Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) is paid at two rates — higher and lower. The higher rate paid for the first six weeks is 90% of average weekly earnings. The lower rate paid for a maximum of 33 weeks is the standard rate (£148.68 for 2019/20 and £151.20 for 2020/21) or 90% of the employee's average weekly earnings if lower.Rates of Statutory Maternity Pay

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