For everyday ailments, minor injuries or serious emergencies. What's your experience of using our hospitals and services? And most others will reach it by the end of the deal as a result of the accelerated incremental progression they will get over the next three years. Q3.9 I Am Currently Off Work On Maternity Leave And I Am Pregnant Again. This will require close monitoring, and safeguards such as training for managers, adequate funding for staff development and a robust appeals process. For example, under the new system a new member of staff starting at the bottom of band 6 will take five years to get to the top. However when staff do get them, they will be worth more. Implementation of the new system will be closely monitored by the Staff Council and employers will be required to report back on how it is working. If you are monthly paid, some months will have four weeks SMP and others will have five. This is made up of: 26 weeks of additional maternity leave (AML), beginning the day after OML finishes. Increments will no longer be annual but will happen after two, three, four or five years. https://www.gov.uk/maternity-pay-leave/pay, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rates-and-allowances-national-insurance-contributions/rates-and-allowances-national-insurance-contributions. How Does This Work? Q3.10 What Payment Will I Receive If I Do Not Intend to Return to Work. Q3.5 How Much Payment Will I Receive During Maternity Leave? These are the NHS Maternity Policy details: 8 Weeks Full Pay. Health protection, screening, services, improvement and more. Q3.6 How is Occupational Maternity Pay Calculated? For those staff, together with those who get promoted into a new band, and for new starters ­– incremental progression will work quite differently. Around half of staff in the NHS in England are already at the top of their pay band. You must forward your MATB1... A3.3 If you do not qualify for SMP, you may still be able to receive Maternity Allowance. It is paid out in whole weeks. Where a pay award and/or annual increment are implemented from a date prior to the paid maternity leave period, the maternity pay will be calculated as though the pay award had effect throughout the entire Statutory Maternity Pay calculation period. 33 weeks @ SMP only           (£139.58 effective from 6 April 2015) or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is less). Press Office, latest news and media resources. Vacancies, career advice, job packs, Modern Apprenticeships and more. You can even elect to spread this over the 12 month leave period which could help you to budget and reduce the tax you pay. A3.3 If you do not qualify for SMP, you may still be able to receive Maternity Allowance. All employers will need to apply a process, linked to appraisals, before allowing staff to progress to the next pay point. SMP is paid in complete weeks. Are up-to-date with any statutory or mandatory training (providing that this has been made available to them), Do not have a live formal disciplinary sanction on their record at the time they are due to progress, Do not have a formal capability process underway at the time they are due to progress, Have completed appraisals in line with the organisation’s appraisal cycle and standards. If you are monthly paid, some m... A3.4 You will receive your pay on your normal pay day. These staff will effectively switch in April 2021 from the current system of annual progression to the new system. To work out the weekly average if you are monthly paid, add up the pay on the payslips, divide by 2 , multiply by 12 and divide that number by 52. This means that instead of a small annual increment, increases will be larger, but there will be a longer interval between them. These policies must operate fairly and without discrimination. Information for patients and service users, and support for staff. If you are eligible for occupational maternity pay and SMP : 18 weeks @ half pay + SMP (£139.58 effective from 6 April 2015 or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is less) provided the total receivable does not exceed full pay. However, HMRC regulations state employees must receive at least 90% of their salary for the first 6 weeks of their maternity leave; therefore, equal payments cannot be applied to this period. This can be restored the following year if the employee has met the requirements by then. Only 14% of all current staff will not reach the top of the band by the end of the three year period. Q3.3 What If I Am Not Entitled To Statutory Maternity Pay? If you start your maternity leave on Sunday 6, A3.8 Maternity Pay, by prior agreement with your employer, may be paid in a different way such as equal weekly values spread over the maternity leave period of up to 52 weeks. The revised SMP will be payable from the start of the maternity leave or from the effective date of the pay award (usually 1st April), whichever is later. If you are not eligible for occupational maternity pay but you do qualify for SMP : 6 weeks @ 90% of average weekly earnings. This will change in the new system, however the agreement makes clear that all staff are expected to progress on time and to receive the support, training and line manager input they need to satisfy the requirements to do so. If they are not, the basic salary could be reduced by 5% or 10% for that year. This is made up of 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks of additional maternity leave. Unions will also produce guides for their members on how to get the most out of appraisals and what to do if they have concerns. b). The agreement provides that they can carry past service with them into the new system and credit it towards the time they need to wait before they can progress to the next pay step. A3.8 Maternity Pay, by prior agreement with your employer, may be paid in a different way such as equal weekly values... A3.8 Maternity Pay, by prior agreement with your employer, may be paid in a different way such as equal weekly values spread over the maternity leave period of up to 52 weeks. A new progression framework will be developed ready for use from 1 April 2019 onwards. This way their total journey time will have been five years.