24 August 2011
An article in Professional Pensions reports that the Department
for Work and Pensions has clarified the law relating to maternity
For a member of staff who is on ordinary maternity leave, their
employer is required to continue to contribute pension
contributions based on their full salary and not the actual pay
that the member of staff is receiving.
Where the member of staff takes additional maternity leave, then
for the first 13 weeks the employer should continue to pay the full
level of contributions.
For the remaining 13 weeks, if the employer pays the member of
staff a salary then they are also required to contribute to the
scheme, if it is unpaid leave then there is no requirement to
To see further information on maternity leave please click here