How to Survive Unpaid Maternity Leave

Why am I getting unpaid maternity leave? SO you’ve read the HR policies and found out that you only qualify for unpaid maternity leave… You’ll be thinking how difficult it can be to plan a maternity leave with very little money and still have the experience of that time off with your baby. Here areContinue reading “How to Survive Unpaid Maternity Leave”

How to survive Maternity Leave when you are used to a high salary

How to Survive Maternity Leave Financially How to Survive Maternity Leave financially. One of the biggest challenges, when you are used to a high salary, is that Maternity Pay doesn’t even come close to what you are used to earning. Even if your employer pays you more than Statutory Maternity Pay, it’s still not goingContinue reading “How to survive Maternity Leave when you are used to a high salary”

10 Ways to Get Your Maternity Pay to Last Longer

Maternity Leave in the UK is one of the lowest paid maternity leave periods in the world. So you have already started maternity leave and you haven’t had the chance to take a look at your finances? If you haven’t had the chance to look at this article, it’s a good place to start. ItContinue reading “10 Ways to Get Your Maternity Pay to Last Longer”

10 Reasons Why You Need a Maternity Leave Money Plan

Imagine if you had a maternity leave calculator to help you make some informed decisions about Maternity Leave? Wouldn’t it be great if it could tell you month by month what your financial situation would be? What about if it could tell you exactly how much money you needed to save? And to make itContinue reading “10 Reasons Why You Need a Maternity Leave Money Plan”

How Maternity Leave works (in the UK)

The reason for this post about how Maternity Leave works is because it is easy to get confused. Maternity Leave, Maternity Pay and a whole host of other terms which are applicable during your leave can all run into one and be too much to deal with in light of everything else you have goingContinue reading “How Maternity Leave works (in the UK)”

What is Maternity Pay for Self Employed Mums?

Maternity Leave when self employed… Self-employed Mums, unfortunately, don’t qualify for Maternity Pay. However, Maternity Leave when you are self-employed is your decision. It’s up to you to decide whether your business carries on (and how it happens). Maternity Pay is restricted to Mums who are employed. The payment of Maternity Pay is a contractualContinue reading “What is Maternity Pay for Self Employed Mums?”

Are you confused by Maternity Leave?

Maternity Leave and Maternity Pay in the UK can be confusing to get your head around. SMP, OML, and AML – what on earth do they all mean? The UK has one of the longest periods of paid maternity leave in the world. BUT we have one the world’s worst paid maternity leaves. Mums who do not qualify forContinue reading “Are you confused by Maternity Leave?”