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Statutory Maternity Pay Written Answer, 05/01/15 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Clare Adamson's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government in light of the potential impact on employment, what estimate it has made of how much statutory maternity pay would be in 2015-16 if it had been uprated by Consumer Price Index inflation since 2011-12 and how this compares with the actual amount.

The Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess replied that the move to uprating by 1% means that in 2015-16 statutory maternity pay is estimated to be 139.56 per week. If statutory maternity pay had been uprated by Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation it is estimated that it would have been in the region of 144.73. By 2015-16 amother claiming statutory maternity pay would therefore be approximately 170 worse off than if

maternity pay had been uprated by the CPI measure of inflation.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 5 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 5 January 2015