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UK 'lags behind most of Europe' on maternity pay

Only mums in Ireland and Slovakia fare worse, as TUC calls on government to boost statutory rate to match minimum wage

UK mothers receive one of the lowest amounts of ‘decently paid’ maternity leave in Europe, according to new analysis by the TUC.

With the UK ranking 22 out of 24 European countries that offer statutory maternity leave, only mums in Ireland and Slovakia have worse ‘decently paid’ entitlements. The TUC defines ‘decently paid’ as two-thirds of a woman’s salary, or more than £840 a month.

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April 11, 2017

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