Category Archives: Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP): 5 entitlement tips!

As your friends and relatives will tell you: “There is no right time to have a baby”. But what if there was?

Planning your conception date may sound a bit severe, but it could have some healthy financial benefits! So here are 5 ideas to bear in mind before you decide to expand… Read on…

A global comparison of SMP Rates (Statutory Maternity Pay)

OK, perhaps not exactly global! But nevertheless, a comparison of Statutory Maternity Pay from some of our closest neighbours and from across the pond just in time for World Cup 2014. If you have any further additions, let us know!

Salary sacrifice

Can salary sacrifice damage your future?

We are all familiar with salary sacrifice schemes such a childcare vouchers, cycle or car buying schemes and perhaps these are a method of making a job vacancy appeal to a wider audience.
But what about an employee – could a perceived benefit be a sacrifice too far? Read what to consider before you part with your pay >>

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) – Bumping you out of a mortgage!

Celebrating the birth of your bundle of joy and plans to upsize your home to house it, could possibly be thwarted because of lack of proof of income.
Read what payroll information a mortgage lender may require you to submit.